Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK face poor health or disability after being treated for cancer, says a report from Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity says more should be done to help the one in four affected by long-term problems such as chronic fatigue, pain, sexual and urinary difficulties. These problems can occur when healthy cells are damaged during treatment. Macmillan says patients should be offered continuing support after their treatment for cancer.
Find out more:
- Cancer health issues warning by charity
BBC News Health, 19 July 2013
- Long-term consequences of cancer and its treatment
Macmillan Cancer Support
- Cured but at what cost
Macmillan Cancer Support full report, July 2013