I'm having treatment

If you've started treatment you might want to know more about how it will affect you. It can help to record any side effects or concerns, so you can discuss them with your medical team.

You could start with these articles

Cancer and your feelings

There is no right or wrong way to feel after a cancer diagnosis. You are likely to feel many different emotions.

Information and support centres

Our local centres offer free, confidential information and support. If you or a loved one has questions about cancer, we’re here.

Coping with family life and work

It’s important to be realistic about what you can manage. Get help if you’re finding it hard to cope with family life and work.

Managing symptoms of fatigue

Making some simple changes to your diet and exercise routine and learning how to relax may help you to manage symptoms of fatigue.

More information to help you

  • Treating cancer

    It can help to understand how treatments work and what to expect. You can also find out about possible side effects and ways of coping with them.

  • Organising

    During treatment you might need to think about practical, work and financial issues. Know your rights and find out about the help available.

  • Tests for cancer

    You might have more tests throughout your treatment to see how your cancer is responding. These might be the same tests as when you were diagnosed, or new ones.

  • Coping

    If you're having treatment you might be experiencing a range of emotions or coping with different side effects. There is support available.

Chemotherapy

This video provides a brief overview of chemotherapy treatment, how it can be given, how it works and possible side effects.

We have videos about other treatment types

Chemotherapy

This video provides a brief overview of chemotherapy treatment, how it can be given, how it works and possible side effects.

We have videos about other treatment types

Hear about other people's experiences of having cancer treatment

Venus on treatment

'During my treatment I would ring up and talk to Macmillan nurses - that was really, really good for me.'