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Glossary: long-term side effect, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

long-term side effect

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A problem that is caused by cancer treatment and continues for months or years after treatment ends. Some long-term side effects of cancer treatment include heart, lung, kidney, or gastrointestinal tract problems; fatigue, pain, numbness, tingling, loss of feeling, or heat or cold sensitivity in the hands or feet; hearing loss; cataracts; dry eyes; or dry mouth.