“No two people are precisely alike, so one affected person with breast most cancers could expertise completely different sorts, ranges and durations of unwanted effects than one other affected person, even when they obtain the identical remedy,” Dr. Kang explains.
She states that chemotherapy, specifically, can produce quite a lot of completely different unwanted effects. “Throughout and after chemotherapy for breast most cancers, some frequent points chances are you’ll expertise embody bodily adjustments like fatigue, hair loss, nausea, and numbness or ache within the palms and toes, and emotional adjustments that may embody anxiousness and melancholy,” says Dr. Kang.
Nevertheless, she factors out that sufferers shouldn’t must endure the expertise solely on their very own. “You will need to bear in mind that you’re not alone: unwanted effects are frequent in most cancers remedy, and there are methods to reduce their influence and enhance your well-being.” Once more, Dr. Kang reiterates the significance of sufferers utilizing their care group as a useful resource. “Speak together with your doctor or care group instantly about any bodily and emotional unwanted effects you’re experiencing and the way they are often managed,” she states.