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Fluid Retention

Swelling or puffiness in the face, hands, feet or abdomen can result from the fluids administered during chemotherapy or the chemotherapy itself, and should be discussed with your doctor or nurse. Here are some tips to try to manage your swelling:

  • Limit salt intake-salt can be present in foods such as soups, frozen or canned food, processed meats, cheese and soy sauce, for example
  • Avoid tight clothing
  • Elevate your feet
  • Contact a doctor if the swelling becomes uncomfortable- if you experience no urine output for 12 hours or dark or bloody urine, contact your doctor or nurse immediately