The side effects experienced by someone depends on the area of the body affected by the cancer and the treatment course involved. Treatment for cancer can be all or a combination of chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy and hormone therapy. As a result, cancer can be complex; some people will leave cancer behind and continue life with few health problems but many will have ongoing physical symptoms, often affecting their day to day life.
Some of the side effects of cancer that specialist oncology physiotherapy can help with during or after your treatment include:
Cancer related fatigue (CFR)
General weakness or deconditioning
Reduced balance or coordination
Loss of muscle strength & fitness
Osteoporosis (weakening of the bones)
Weight changes (loss or gain)
Urinary and bowel changes
Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and/or numbness in hands and feet)
Reduced ability to perform everyday activities
If you would like to speak to any of them in confidence then please send an email with your contact details and one of them will get straight back to you.
We want to improve your quality of life to allow you to lead your best life.
L Saward – 19th July 2019
Very helpful, friendly and professional from the moment you walk into reception.
Stefano – 18th July 2019
Excellent service, professional and very friendly. The staff listens and answers all questions and is…
Lord Phillimore – 18th July 2019
Henry Schilling gave me two physio therapy sessions and my back was restored to normal.
Maria Cristina – 17th July 2019
Am very reassured by Kate’s insight and advice on how to proceed and assist healing.
Catherine Teltscher – 17th July 2019
A professional service with excellent physio. My back is so much better after treatment.
Sally Agass – 17th July 2019
It’s fine to be explained about, in my case the Achilles but it would have…