Side effects of cancer treatment

Booklet
Published: 31 Jan 2019
Next review: 31 Jul 2021
Edition: 4

A booklet describing some of the side effects of cancer treatments. Outlines what to expect after surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biological and hormonal therapies.

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Published: 31 Jan 2019
Next review: 31 Jul 2021
Edition: 4

A booklet describing some of the side effects of cancer treatments. Outlines what to expect after surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biological and hormonal therapies.

About this booklet

This booklet is about the possible side effects of cancer treatment. It is for anyone who is having, or thinking about having, treatment for cancer. There is also information for carers, family members and friends.

Visit our online information about the physical impacts of cancer and treatment.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.