Read Frances's story of life after cancer treatment, and find out more about our Life after cancer treatment campaign.
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