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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Helen – 12/09/2019 12:20:13
No improvements I can think of. Location and facilities are very good, and the therapist…
Dean Palmer – 12/09/2019 11:14:46
Having been to many physios, I would say I have no complaints and feel that…
Gavin – 12/09/2019 10:38:01
Very impressive service all round. Most importantly my shoulder is improving due to the treatment.…
Annie – 12/09/2019 08:56:44
Very friendly, very helpful, dealt with the knots in my shoulder/tightness in my neck
Marcelo Spie. – 05/09/2019 18:52:22
I need to start this feedback with a big congratulation to all team from Monument…
Sophia – 05/09/2019 18:42:30
Gee is my physio and she absolutely excellent. Great communicator, has helped me understand the…
Paola Coppola – 05/09/2019 17:10:16
The massage was done in a professional way leaving me relaxed and with the stress…
Neil – 05/09/2019 13:27:44
***quickly figured out the cause of the issues I was having and sorted me out…
Anto – 05/09/2019 11:50:37
Nice atmosphere, very professional staff. They always solved my postural and muscular problems. Thank you!
Sophia – 05/09/2019 11:47:58
Sometimes my treatment starts a few min late. I pay for it myself and it's…