Is chemotherapy painful? (Plus tips for making treatment more comfortable)

is chemotherapy painfulOne of the most common questions that people have when they are about to start a course of chemotherapy is whether it is painful.

While chemotherapy itself is not necessarily painful, having chemotherapy can cause some painful side effects. This might include nerve pain, mouth issues, or pain in the muscles and joints. Most symptoms will improve over time, and there are a number of ways in which treatment can be made more comfortable.

Here we take a look at some of the most common types of chemotherapy related pain, and what you can do to help make things more comfortable and live better.

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