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Date asked: 
Sep 2014

How long would you say chemotherapy takes before you get it out of your system and your organs to go back to normal? 

How long does chemotherapy take to get out of your system?
It can depend on many factors but it can take up to six months to recover from chemotherapy.
Response by Lisa Young, Gynae-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

From what I've gathered from the ladies I've nursed over the years it can be very individual and can depend on many factors. However it can take up to six months to recover from chemotherapy. 

Chemotherapy is out of your system a number of hours after you've had it given but the side effects can take up to about six months. During follow up you will be monitored to make sure that you are recovering from the chemotherapy. It is the overall effect on you and the body that takes more time.