Possible side effects
The dose of the chemotherapy is lower than is used for chemotherapy treatment in other cancers and therefore the side effects relating to the chemotherapy are less likely.
The main side effect is pain in the area where the electrode touches the skin. It is usually mild and may last for a couple of days. You can be given painkillers if you need them.
Some people have muscle contractions during the treatment. If this is uncomfortable, your doctor may be able to modify how the treatment is being given.
This is usually mild.
Changes in skin colour
You may notice a change in the skin colour where you have had treatment. This usually fades with time, but can be permanent for some people.
It isn’t common, however, you may get an ulcer where you have had the treatment. If this occurs, the area will require a dressing until it heals.
a rare side effect of bleomycin, particularly as the dose is low.
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