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
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