What's Your Chemo I.Q.?

If you’re about to begin your chemo treatments, you might be feeling overwhelmed. It can be difficult to keep all the details straight—from tracking your treatment schedule to managing side effects, there’s a lot to handle. Don’t be afraid to discuss any questions you have with your primary doctor, oncologist or any other member of your healthcare team. Think you already know all there is to learn about chemo? Take this quiz to find out.

1. Chemo is only given after surgery or radiation.

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False

2. Hair loss as a result of chemo is permanent.

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False

3. During chemo, it’s best to avoid drinking liquids with food.

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False

4. Chemo treatments usually occur on consecutive days.

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False

5. When undergoing chemotherapy, intimacy can be risky.

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False

6. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy, or chemotherapy used before the main treatment, is only used in conjunction with surgery.

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False

7. Exercise can help speed recovery from chemo.

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False

8. People undergoing chemo have compromised immune systems and need to be isolated to stay safe from infection.

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False

9. Chemo can damage nerves in hands and feet.

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False

10. Undergoing chemo means you will experience fatigue, nausea, anemia and brain fog.

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False