Life After Cancer: Diet, Exercise, and Weight
After cancer treatment, eating a healthy diet, staying at a healthy weight, and getting regular physical activity are a vital part of your recovery.
Life After Cancer: Fatigue
After cancer treatment ends, you may find that you still feel tired and unable to do the things you want and need to do. Fatigue is a very common problem for cancer survivors. It may last for months or even years after cancer treatment ends.
Life After Cancer: Lymphedema
Lymphedema is swelling in part of the body that may occur after cancer surgery or radiation. It’s an ongoing (chronic) condition that has no cure. But you can do things to help reduce your risk for lymphedema.
Life After Cancer: Managing Pain
Pain is a common side effect of cancer and cancer treatment. But sometimes people have pain even after cancer is gone and treatment is over. This can cause problems with daily life and make it harder to function or enjoy things.
Life After Cancer: Oral Health Problems
Cancer treatment often causes mouth problems, or affects your oral health. It can cause problems such as sores, pain, infection, saliva changes, and dry mouth.
Life After Cancer: Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is a common problem caused by cancer treatment. Peripheral neuropathy can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and other problems around the body.
Life After Cancer: Understanding Cancer Recurrence
Cancer recurrence is when the cancer you were treated for comes back. This may happen any time after your treatment has finished.
Life After Cancer: Understanding Second Cancer
Having cancer once does not mean you won’t have cancer again in the future. Anyone who has had cancer has a risk for developing a new kind of cancer someday. This is known as a second cancer.
Life After Cancer: What Is a Cancer Survivorship Care Plan?
A survivorship care plan is a personalized document to help you move forward after cancer treatment.
Life After Cancer: Changes to a Man’s Sex Life
Many men have changes in their sex life after cancer treatment. You may have both physical and emotional side effects.
Life After Cancer: Changes in a Woman’s Sex Life
Many women have changes in their sex life after cancer treatment. You may have both physical and emotional side effects.
Life After Cancer: Changes in a Man’s Fertility
Cancer can affect a man’s ability to have children (fertility). A man is considered infertile if he is unable to get a partner pregnant after a year of unprotected sex.
Life After Cancer: Changes in a Woman’s Fertility
Cancer can affect a woman’s ability to have children (fertility). A woman is considered infertile if she cannot get pregnant or carry a pregnancy after a year of unprotected sex.