What to Expect After Targeted Therapy for Colorectal Cancer
Side effects of targeted therapy are somewhat different for everyone. They also vary based on which drug you receive. Ask your oncologist or chemotherapy nurse for more details about possible side effects. Tell your doctor or nurse about any changes or side effects you notice as they can suggest things to make you feel better. In most cases, you’ll stop having side effects within a few weeks after your treatment ends. Below is a list of some of the possible side effects:
Increased chance of blood clotting with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Your doctor will monitor you for this side effect. Tell your doctor right away if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, numbness or weakness, or if you feel dizzy or faint.