This section might help if you can’t walk or move around as well as you used to. For example, you may use a wheelchair or have a false (prosthetic) limb as a result of your cancer treatment. It can be hard to adjust to any change like this, especially if it’s permanent. It is important that you get the support you need. This may include support from a local limb-fitting centre if you have had an amputation. Or you might need regular physiotherapy support.
You should be able to do most of the things you could do before your treatment. But it may take you a bit of time to adjust. There might be some things you cannot do now, or that you find harder than before. You can still be independent and do things like learning to drive and travelling abroad if you want to. Things just might need more planning than they did before.
It can help to talk to someone else in the same situation. Online forums are helpful for this. You can find people to chat to in our Online Community group for people aged 16-24. Or you can ask your cancer doctor or nurse to put you in contact with someone who can help.