$70 helps a cancer nurse give free and confidential information and support.    Donate now

Common side effects

Breast prostheses and reconstruction

There are options to restore your breast shape after a mastectomy. 

Read more

Fatigue

Cancer-related fatigue does not always go away with rest or sleep.

Read more

Fertility

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Cancer may affect your ability to conceive a child or maintain a pregnancy.

Read more

Hair loss

Hair loss or hair thinning can result from certain cancer treatment. 

Read more

Lymphoedema

If the lymphatic system is not working properly, you may experience swelling.

Read more

Mouth health

Cancer treatment can cause side effects that affect the mouth area.

Read more

Nerve pain and numbness

Sometimes cancer can damage the peripheral nerves, causing pain or numbness. 

Read more

Pain

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Pain can be experienced at any stage of cancer and in many different ways.

Read more

Taste and smell changes

Changes to the taste, smell or feeling of food can lead to weight loss.

Read more

Thinking and memory changes

You may notice changes in the way you think and remember information.

Read more

Complementary therapies

These therapies aim to increase your quality of life, sense of control and mood.

Read more

Talking bubbles icon

Questions about cancer?

Call or email our experienced cancer nurses for information and support.

Contact a cancer nurse