Side effects and symptoms

Other side effects

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

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    Avoiding infection

    Cancer and its treatments can weaken the immune system. It’s important to try and avoid infection if your immunity is reduced.

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    Difficulty sleeping

    If you are having difficulty sleeping, there are things you can do to help.

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    Hernia

    A hernia is a lump caused by an internal part of the body pushing through a weakness in a muscle or tissue wall.

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    Nausea and vomiting

    Cancer and its treatment can make you feel sick (nauseous) or be sick (vomit). There are drugs that can help control this.

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    Peripheral neuropathy

    Cancer or its treatment can damage the nerves that are outside the brain and spinal cord. This is called peripheral neuropathy.