My coworker had told me that she was informed that she has cataracts in both eyes as a result of the chemo treatments. Another side effect but easily solved .
Ya there are tons of side effects from chemo. They made me go through the process since at one point they thought I was going to have to start chemo, I had an earache the day I was supposed to start chemo so they said they wouldn't start it if I already had an infection and they booked an appointment with the Dr. for the following Wednesday. In between that time they got the final pathology report and said I didn't need chemo!! I was never so glad to have had an earache!!
They had gone through some of the common side effects, some were if you get ringing in the ears to tell them, since this will be permanent. I know people who have had either chemo or radiation and they get hot flashes from it even years later, rashes even for years later. And of course the nausea and immunity issues. I know people who have permanent organ damage and the list just goes on and on, there are different drugs and combinations of them that they use. And then the next person will go through it virtually symptom free, you just never know what to expect, depends on the person, I think that's what makes it so scary, the unknown.