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Stages of Chemotherapy

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5. "Living Delicately"

Chemotherapy can weaken the entire body. Of particular concern to oncologists is its effect on the immune system; the drugs administered during each round of chemo weaken it significantly, increasing the risk that the patient may catch a serious infection. 

Check out this clip to learn about the extreme precautions Kelly and AnneMarie were required to take, and how Paul developed an infection, despite his best preventive efforts. 

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Celebrity Quotes

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Although chemotherapy was the miracle that ultimately saved my father's life, there was its side effect that we were unprepared for.

— Rob Lowe on his father's chemo-related infection