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If you have ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, or bladder cancer, your healthcare provider may recommend cisplatin. This type of chemotherapy comes in the form of an injection and is typically administered by a healthcare provider every three or four weeks. Common side effects include vomiting, hearing loss, and kidney damage.
When undergoing chemotherapy with this drug, it's important to review cisplatin's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions (such as kidney disease, any infection, or any bleeding) or are taking any other types of medicine.
(For more information on this chemotherapy drug, click Cisplatin. This article provides a closer look at this medicine, including how it works for treating various types of cancer, what to expect while taking it, and more.)
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