7th December 2019


Can chemo hurt your kidneys?

Kidney damage and chemotherapy. Some chemotherapy drugs can damage the kidneys (nephrotoxicity). When chemotherapy drugs break down, they make products that can damage cells in the kidneys, ureters and bladder. The potential for kidney damage varies with the type of chemotherapy drug used.

Also question is, can radiation damage your kidneys?

Radiation nephropathy is kidney injury and impairment of function caused by ionizing radiation. It may occur after irradiation of one or both kidneys, and it may result in kidney failure. Acute radiation nephropathy develops 6-12 months after irradiation, whereas chronic radiation nephropathy develops years later.

What is toxic to the kidneys?

Nephrotoxicity is toxicity in the kidneys. It is a poisonous effect of some substances, both toxic chemicals and medications, on renal function. The nephrotoxic effect of most drugs is more profound in patients already suffering from kidney failure.
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