Chemo Drugs are Dangerous to Families and Healthcare Workers as well as Patients

Chemotherapy is so dangerous that it really should not be called medicine. In the short-term, it has debilitating side effects including stomach and muscle pain, mouth ulcers, headaches, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, nervous system disruptions, loss of appetite and hair loss.

Then there are the long-term effects, which are even more serious, and can include heart, liver, lung, kidney or reproductive system damage, as well as “chemo brain” – permanent memory, concentration and thinking problems. Experts also warn that chemotherapy greatly increases the risk of secondary cancers later in life.

All things considered, then, chemotherapy is a really risky way to treat cancer. Nonetheless, many frightened people still choose to expose themselves to these risks, believing that they really have no choice if they want to recover. What many of these patients may not realize, however, is that when they choose to undergo chemotherapy, they expose their families and caregivers to the…

View original post 567 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.