Managing physical changes due to cancer

People treated for cancer may experience a range of physical changes and symptoms.

Physical changes associated with cancer can be due to the cancer itself or may be due to treatment side effects. Not all people will experience some of these symptoms. Your doctor should tell you about any side effects of drugs or other treatments that are recommended.

Follow-up visits are a good opportunity to discuss any symptoms or side effects of treatment. Regardless of whether you are having regular follow-up visits, you should talk to a health professional about any symptoms or side effects that are concerning you.

This section describes some of the symptoms reported by people with cancer and what can be done to manage them.