Chemotherapy supportive care is an integral part of optimal cancer treatment, helping to cope with its complexities.
Sometimes anticancer therapy has such a severe toxic effect on the body that the quality of life becomes worse than during the disease. This may be accompanied by the following symptoms:
loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting;
weakness, dizziness, drowsiness;
depression, panic attacks;
deterioration of memory, concentration of attention;
stool disorder – diarrhea or constipation;
increase in body temperature, etc.
The task of maintenance therapy is to help the body cope with side effects. Restoration of damaged functions should begin immediately after chemotherapy or even before the introduction of chemotherapy drugs.