Many treatment side effects go away at the end of treatment. But some may take weeks or occasionally months to improve. If you are taking hormonal or maintenance therapy to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back you may have on-going side effects. Some treatments cause side effects that happen months or years after treatment. These are called late effects. Some people may also be adjusting to permanent body changes as a result of their treatment.
Always let your cancer doctor or nurse know about side effects or any symptoms you have. There’s usually something they can do to improve it. They can also give you advice on how to manage your side effects.