Exposure to Pollution, Chemotherapy Affect Children’s Heart Health

Exposure to Pollution, Chemotherapy Affect Children’s Heart Health

What are the side effects of chemotherapy in children?

See below to learn about some side effects a child may experience with chemotherapy or radiation and how to manage them:
  • Fatigue. Fatigue is the most common side effect of chemo and radiation. …
  • Flu-like symptoms. …
  • Nausea and vomiting. …
  • Weight changes. …
  • Hair loss. …
  • Anemia. …
  • Bleeding. …
  • Increased Risk of Infection.

Are chemo patients toxic to others?

Chemotherapy drugs are considered to be hazardous to people who handle them or come into contact with them. For patients, this means the drugs are strong enough to damage or kill cancer cells. But this also means the drugs can be a concern for others who might be exposed to them.

Can chemo patients be around babies?

You may worry about the safety of family and friends while you are having chemotherapy. There is little risk to visitors, including children, babies and pregnant women, because they aren’t likely to come into contact with any chemotherapy drugs or body fluids.