Managing of long term side effects
Long term side effects, are cancer related treatment side effects due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.
- Not everyone necessarily develops long-term side effects.
- Each side effect, may vary from person to person.
Treatment of late effects is an important part of cancer care because cancer survivors are now living longer after cancer treatment than in the past.
Because late effects are a result of treatment, nearly any treatment may cause late effects. Some of the more common late effects are described below. If you are concerned about a particular late effect, please talk with your doctor.
Types of long term side effects:
- Dry mouth
- Hot flashes
- Joint pain
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- Memory loss
- Numbness and tingling
- Sexual changes
- Weight gain