Hair loss, nausea and more are common chemo side effects — but why? Chemotherapy is a lifesaving mainstay of many cancer treatments but it can be a rough ride. Chemotherapy is designed to target rapidly dividing tumour cells Any other cells that rapidly divide can also be affected, which is the root of many side effects Knowing what’s round the bend in chemo treatment can make it easier for patients and carers alike, according to Jenny Schneider, a pharmacy expert from the University of Newcastle. "Having really good conversations with the oncology team and support people can mean that side effects don’t take people by surprise," Dr Schneider said. So, what are the common side effects chemo patients face? What is it about chemo that causes these effects in the body? And how can you help your loved one get through? Why does chemo make your hair fall out? […]