Main Critical Side Effects Associated with Chemotherapy Used in Cancer Treatment
Bassam Abdul Rasool Hassan*
Clinical Pharmacy Discipline, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sains Malaysia, 11800, Minden, Penang, Malaysia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bassam Abdul Rasool Hassan
Clinical Pharmacy Discipline, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Sains Malaysia, 11800, Minden, Penang, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 28, 2012; Accepted Date: July 04, 2012; Published Date: July 06, 2012
Citation:Rasool Hassan BA (2012) Main Critical Side Effects Associated with Chemotherapy Used in Cancer Treatment. Pharmaceut Anal Acta 3:e113. doi: 10.4172/2153-2435.1000e113
Copyright: © 2012 Rasool Hassan BA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cancer has become a major killer in the world which almost surpasses the cardiovascular diseases and will become the main lethal cause in this century. Although the global war against cancer leads to remarkable gain in understanding the main molecular mechanism for the cancer cell, this progress is still considered as slow and not enough especially in case of treatment of common solid tumor in adults. Besides that there are so many types of serious side effects caused by the tumor itself be it solid cancer or hematological cancer. Moreover these side effects are not only caused by cancer itself but also from the chemotherapy treatment which is used for it and the most critical side effects are associated with the chemotherapy treatment more than the cancer disease. Therefore it became an obligate matter for all clinicians to be aware of these chemotherapy side effects.