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Cancer and Dizziness


Dizziness is a symptom many cancer patients experience.

If you feel dizzy, you might feel that the room is spinning around you or that you have lost your balance.

Dizziness can be related to cancer and its medications or other problems you might also be having.

Cancer-related causes include:

1- Chemotherapy. Many chemotherapy drugs include dizziness as one of their side-effects.

2- Anemia. Cancer and many treatments can cause anemia. When you have anemia you brain doesn’t get enough oxygen and nutrients which causes your feeling of dizziness.

3- Inadequate eating or drinking, also nausea and vomiting can cause your feeling of dizziness.

4- If the tumor in the brain or have reaches the brain, this might be the cause of dizziness.

Other causes for dizziness include:

1- Changes in your blood pressure.

2- Changes in your blood sugar.

3- Dehydration.

4- infections.

5- Ear problems.

6- Other medications.

  • If you experienced dizziness, call your healthcare team, your team will need to find out possible causes and rule out anything serious as dehydration, stroke, low blood sugar or even tumor spread to the brain.
  • Tell your healthcare team about any other symptoms you are experiencing, particularly if you have nausea, vomiting, blurring of vision, hearing problems, headache, diarrhea, feeling cold, sweaty or chills.
  • Make sure your healthcare team knows about all the drugs you are taking.
  • Once your doctor find the cause of dizziness, they will be able to reach the plan for managing it.
  • Call your doctor if any symptoms are bothering you or don’t go away.

Here are Some tips to help you cope with dizziness:

1- Keep yourself hydrated by drinking a lot of fluids, try to drink up to 10 glasses each day.

2- Avoid drinks with too much caffeine.

3- Have adequate nutrition.

4- Avoid standing or changing positions too fast.

5- Be careful on walking, make sure you hold on the railing while walking downstairs.

6- Avoid driving if you feel dizzy more often.

Feel free to watch this video as many times as you would like. If you have any additional questions, you are welcome to reach out to your doctor’s office.

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