You might find it helpful to have our side effects booklet to hand. It explains some possible side effects and how they can be managed.
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Cancer has a range of side effects. Find out more about them and how to ease them.
Ascites is a build-up of fluid in the lining of the abdomen. It can be caused by several types of cancer.
Cancer and its treatments can weaken the immune system. It’s important to try and avoid infection if your immunity is reduced.
Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that may form after abdominal surgery causing organs in your tummy (abdomen) to stick together.
If you are having difficulty sleeping, there are things you can do to help.
A fistula is an abnormal opening between two parts of the body. It may be caused by cancer treatment or, less often, cancer itself. Fistulas are very rare.
Fungating wounds are rare. They develop when cancer breaks through the skin and creates a wound.
Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) is an uncommon condition that affects people with cancer that has spread to or started in the spine.
Chemo brain describes changes in memory, concentration and the ability to think clearly. These changes can sometimes happen during or after cancer treatment.
A hernia is a lump caused by an internal part of the body pushing through a weakness in a muscle or tissue wall.
Cancer and its treatment can make you feel sick (nauseous) or be sick (vomit). There are drugs that can help control this.
Cancer or its treatment can damage the nerves that are outside the brain and spinal cord. This is called peripheral neuropathy.
A pleural effusion is a build-up of fluid in the lining of the lungs. It can be a symptom of cancer.
Superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO) is a blockage of a large vein in the chest called the superior vena cava.
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