Complications of Anticancer Drugs and Their Management

  • Kyu-Won Kim
  • Jae Kyung Roh
  • Hee-Jun Wee
  • Chan Kim


Anticancer therapy targets actively growing and dividing cells. Because of this characteristic, anticancer drugs assaults not only cancer cells but also normally proliferating cells such as blood cells, mucosal epithelial cells, and skin epithelial cells. Therefore, they inevitably have various side effects. Most of such side effects are mild and transient, but some can become severe and irreversible. To increase compliance with anticancer therapy and to maintain the quality of life of cancer patients, the complications of anticancer therapy must be well understood and properly managed.


Anticancer Drug Tumor Lysis Syndrome Neutropenic Fever Hemorrhagic Cystitis Extravasation Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyu-Won Kim
    • 1
  • Jae Kyung Roh
    • 2
  • Hee-Jun Wee
    • 1
  • Chan Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.College of PharmacySeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineCHA Bundang Medical CenterSeongnamKorea (Republic of)

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