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Will Chemotherapy Affect My Personality?

I'm prepared for the physical side effects of chemo, but I'm more curious about the mental, psychological, and emotional effects. Will chemotherapy affect my personality?
 

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Chemotherapy -- as well as the physical and emotional effects of the cancer itself -- can definitely affect your mood and anxiety level. However, this isn't a side effect you must simply accept. If you develop mood changes, whatever the cause, talk to your doctor about treatment options, such as medication and counseling.
 
Are you struggling to deal with a drastic (and unpleasant) change in personality in a loved one during chemotherapy? A little understanding goes a long way. Think of how you feel and act when you are sick. Imagine the fears, anxieties, and struggles your loved one is going through. If things are intolerable or just don't seem to be improving with time, be sure to mention it to the doctor.
 
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