Cured but at what Cost?

Long-term consequences of cancer and its treatment

Long-term consequences of cancer and its treatment
Too many people pay a heavy price for surviving cancer – @MacMillanCancer

There are more than two million people living with cancer in the UK today, but

  • not all of them are living well ;
  • cancer and its treatment often leaves a gruelling physical and mental legacy for many years afterwards.

It begs the question – do we really understand the true cost of being cured?

Long-Term Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment Side-Effects

2013 Warning from Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer health issues warning by charity
Pain and chronic fatigue,some of the long-term effects of cancer treatment

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.

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