Although your treatment is over, you may still be coping with side effects from your treatment. In this section, we have included some examples of possible side effects after treatment. We also have more information about the different types of cancer and cancer treatments.
After treatment, some people may also be adjusting to permanent body changes because of treatments such as surgery.
If you are still taking hormonal therapy or a targeted therapy drug, you may have on-going side effects. These drugs can be given for a few years or longer to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back.
Treatment side effects usually gradually go away after treatment finishes. But some take weeks or even months to improve. Occasionally, certain side effects become permanent or they may develop months or years after treatment. These are called late effects of treatment.
Always let your cancer doctor or nurse know about side effects or any symptoms you have. There is usually something they can do to improve them. They can also give you advice on what you can do to help manage your side effects.