Surgery means treating illness by cutting away body tissue. It’s one of the main treatments for many cancers. The type of surgery you have and how it may affect you will vary depending on the type of cancer you have.
The booklet explains how some cancer treatments can affect your diabetes and make it difficult to control your blood sugar. It also has some tips to help you cope with side effects of cancer treatment if you have diabetes.
The type of treatment you might be offered depends on the type of cancer and your situation. Find out what to expect from treatment, possible side effects and what can help you cope.
You don’t need to face cancer alone. Find out more about our free support line, Macmillan nurses, information services and support groups near you.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Read about Caroline's life after breast cancer. She talks about how reconstructive surgery helped her regain confidence in her body. Now she associates her scars with defiance not defeat.
A place to discuss anything about surgery. Share your experiences, and ask questions to people who've been through it.
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