This report is a collection of stories from members of our online community who were surveyed about their experience of life after treatment.Read now [PDF]
Living with physical or emotional problems for months, or even years, after treatment is all too common. The consequences of cancer and its treatment can include:
- Chronic fatigue – this affects around 350,000 people in England alone.
- Incontinence and bowel problems.
- Anxiety, panic attacks, or depression.
- Pain – 200,000 people in England are living with moderate to severe pain.
Six months after the end of their cancer treatment around 50% of people will have one or more unmet health need. Having cancer can also impact on all other aspects of people lives; including their social life and family relationships.
For many, life after treatment can be just as tough as cancer treatment itself.Close