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Managing physical changes due to breast cancer

Women treated for breast cancer may experience a range of long-term physical changes, symptoms and side-effects of treatment.

Physical changes associated with breast cancer can include changes in how the body looks, menopausal symptoms, fertility problems and lymphoedema.

This section describes some of the longer term physical changes associated with breast cancer treatment and what can be done to manage them.

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For information about short-term side effects of different breast cancer treatments, see the treatment section.

For more information about symptoms and side effects of metastatic breast cancer, see the issues for women with metastatic breast cancer section.