Chemotherapy is the first treatment suggested after a cancer diagnosis as it is believed to be one of the most common and most powerful forms of cancer treatment. But even as it is effective in killing rapidly growing cancer cells, they also harm healthy cells causing a number of side effects. The severity of these side effects will depend on the patient’s overall health, age, and type of chemotherapy. Most side effects may clear up shortly after the treatment ends, while some may continue and some may never go away. 

Chemotherapy can affect our entire body system but the following are the most susceptible.

  • Digestive Tract: Chemotherapy can cause constipation, diarrhea, and other forms of digestive distress. As a result you are more likely to experience weight loss and weakness.
  • Hair Loss: Chemotherapy can damage hair follicles and prevent the growth of new hair.
  • Bone Loss: Loss of bone density is a long term effect of chemotherapy and the effects may worsen with age.
  • Lower Blood Count: The body’s ability to healthy platelets as well as red and white blood cells is greatly affected by Chemotherapy leading to more side-effects.
  • Nausea and Vomiting: are one of the most common symptoms of Chemotherapy leading to a loss of appetite..
  • Kidney Functions: Kidneys work overtime trying to push the chemotherapy drugs out of your system resulting in red urine and swollen hands and legs.
  • Chemo Brain: Foggy thinking and memory problems often referred to as Chemo Brain have also been observed in patients who undergo Chemo. 
  • Mental Health: Juggling the stresses of daily life and the side-effects of chemotherapy can be overwhelming leading to anxiety or depression.

But even in all this darkness there is always hope. After years of research SBF Healthcare, an organisation dedicated to providing excellent services has devised a therapy bereft of side effects. The SPMF therapy, pioneered and patented by WG CDR(Dr) V G Vashishta, is a novel,safe and relatively less harsh way of treating cancer. You can now live a pain free and good life as you get treatment for cancer.