Cancer dating another cancer
There are some common physical changes shared by many people with cancer.
The cancer itself causes some of these changes and others are the result of side effects of cancer treatment.
Keep in mind that each cancer journey is different.
The person with cancer may or may not have any of the following: For many people with cancer, the hardest side effect to deal with is fatigue.
Chemotherapy can involve many weeks of strong medicines that worsen fatigue as the body heals.
People getting radiation treatment also report extreme fatigue.
Some people are quite private, while others are more open and talk about their feelings.
If the person with cancer is a co-worker, you might also wonder how your work situation will be affected by their diagnosis and treatment.Over time, most people are able to adjust to the new reality in their lives and go forward.Some may need extra help from a support group or a mental health professional to learn to deal with the changes cancer has brought into their lives.As long as they are getting medical care, they’re probably not in denial, and their way of coping with cancer should be respected.For more information, please see Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life.