Side effects and symptoms

You might experience a range of side effects during and after cancer treatment. Find out more about them, and how you can cope with them.

  • Breathlessness

    Cancer can cause breathlessness. We have tips on relaxation and other techniques to help.

  • Tiredness (fatigue)

    The term often used for extreme tiredness is fatigue. Look at our information on managing tiredness through relaxation and other techniques.

  • Fertility in men

    Cancer can affect fertility in men. Support and treatment is available.

  • Fertility in women

    Learn more about what cancer means for fertility in women, and what help is available.

  • Hair loss

    Cancer treatment can cause hair loss. Find ways to cope, and to look after your hair and scalp.

  • Mouth problems

    Cancer treatment such as chemotherapy can cause mouth problems. We have tips for keeping your mouth healthy.

  • Eating problems

    Cancer and its treatment can cause problems with eating including sickness, appetite loss and a sore mouth. Find ways to deal with them.

  • Pain

    If you're dealing with pain caused by cancer, we can tell you about treatment and other support.

  • Lymphoedema

    If you're living with lymphoedema we have information and support for you.

  • Other side effects

    Cancer has a range of side effects. Find out more about them and how to ease them.

  • Late effects of pelvic radiotherapy

    Find out more about late effects of pelvic radiotherapy and how they can be treated and managed.

  • Late side effects of chemotherapy

    The risk of getting late effects is usually outweighed by the benefits of chemotherapy treatment.