Breast carcinoma is an important malignant tumor
which occurs as non-invasive and invasive cancer with
its various morphologic varieties. One of the treatments
used for breast cancer is chemotherapy which has many
Aim and Objectives
The aim of the present study is to assess the adverse
drug reactions associated with chemotherapy of breast
The study is observational, prospective study that
includes all female patients admitted in day-care ward
for chemotherapy cycles.
The percentage of common side-effects were
Nausea (75%), Alopecia (72%), Emesis (69%),
Diarrhoea and Insomnia (64%), Asthenia (50%), Black
nails (32%). There was a gradual reduction in weight of
the study population.
The study emphasized the need to focus on
management of other side-effects, for close monitoring
over side-effects, muscle strength, weight changes,
psychological health of the patient.
Keywords : Breast Carcinoma, Chemotherapy, Side Effects, Adverse Effects, Management of Side Effects.