Understanding Chemotherapy

It’s reasonable for a cancer patient to have concerns about the effects of chemotherapy on their body or appearance.

At City of Hope, we offer the counsel of caring, sympathetic experts and a library of other resources to help you understand chemotherapy treatment, its side effects and how to manage the symptoms of side effects.

Partnering in Your Care

In the video below, in its entirety or by topic, learn more about chemotherapy and its side effects and where you can go for support and resources.


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The Chemotherapy Education for Patients and Caregivers class at our Duarte main campus will answer your questions on what to expect, how to manage side effects, and direct you to the right resources for information and support.

You can view a live stream on the scheduled class date and time.

*Course will be cancelled if there are no in-person or web cast attendees 15 minutes after scheduled start time


Many of the downloadable booklets below are also available in print format at the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center located on the Duarte main campus.