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Side effects of chemotherapy

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Side effects of chemotherapy

Chemotherapy can damage blood cells produced in the bone marrow. This can result in low red blood cells (that carry oxygen), low platelets (that stop bleeding) and low white blood cells (that fight infection). Your doctor will order regular blood tests for your child and may prescribe blood transfusions from time to time.
Topic:
Cancer
Target audience:
General
Last reviewed:
April 2022
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