Patients will say during their treatment and the days, weeks and months following the end of treatment, can be an especially difficult time. Life’s expected to simply go on, you’re expected to pick up where you left off. Yet, that’s not always possible.
The experience of illness can make lasting changes to your outlook, even if you’re fully recovered. And some who’ve had cancer in the past can have other health problems in the future, some may even develop other cancers.
Each stage of this journey can bring its own challenges, it can be a lonely, stressful and isolating time. It’s important to think holistically, and to safeguard your nutritional, physical and psychological wellbeing as well as your overall outlook. Across these pages you’ll find useful, practical pointers on taking care of yourself along this journey that’s personal to you.