Side Effects and Symptoms Overview
What goes with cancer that causes suffering? Anxiety, fear, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, sexual problems, grief, pain, changes in appetite and the like.
It may be a big surprise how much complementary therapies have to offer in easing the side effects, symptoms, and mind-body states that often come with cancer.
This section introduces you to some of the things that you can do to ease the burden of living with cancer. Remember this. In over 200 week-long Cancer Help Programs over the past three decades, we’ve seen hundreds of people living rich and full lives, even with very difficult cancers. They’ve used a lot of the methods described below. If it makes you feel better, it’s probably good for you. We wish you well.
We give the highest priority to providing information to our patients about the side effects and symptoms and how to manage them. We want to improve a patient’s quality of life and improve the longevity of it by managing the distress symptoms from cancer or the treatment of cancer. With proper information about the symptoms and how to manage it, it can lead to a longer survival compared those unmanaged. 1
Types of Side Effects & Symptoms:
Many integrative (holistic) approaches are effective in preventing and/or relieving cancer symptoms. Here we have listed the most common ones and addressed some of the concerns you may have.
If after reviewing these you still have questions, please contact us and we will provide you with more information on what we can do to help you.
Here is a brief overview of symptoms and links to more resources that may prove beneficial to you:
- Credits: BCCT: Side effects and Symptoms