Cancer can significantly affect the human body on many levels, both physically and emotionally. Problems may arise as a result of the cancer itself or as a result of cancer treatment. The impact can be minor or severe. In the worst cases, side effects can be debilitating for the patient and their healing process. It is important for cancer survivors to speak with their doctors about any changes or concerns.
Some physical changes that a cancer survivor may experience include (Note: these links will take you to the Side Effects section):
Watch an interview with Dr. Michael Burke, a psychiatric oncologist
Learn more about the physical effects faced in cancer survivorship from the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.