What Does Chemotherapy Feel Like?

Steffany Ritchie
15 min readApr 5, 2022

Real talk, for anyone interested.

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“What does chemotherapy feel like?” is the second most searched Google term relating to chemotherapy. Call this a shameless exercise in SEO auto-filling, if you wish.

For me, chemo was eighteen years ago now: I went through it between December 2003 and the end of May 2004. I was twenty-eight at the time of diagnosis, twenty-nine when I finished…

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Steffany Ritchie

Hi, I write memoir, humor, music, and pop culture. American in Scotland.