Kidney cancer

Life After Cancer Treatment: Your Feelings

Just as cancer treatment affects your physical health, it can affect the way you feel, think, and do the things you like to do. It's normal to have many different feelings after treatment ends. Just as you need to take care of your body after treatment, you need to take care of your emotions.

Life After Cancer Treatment: Managing Memory and Concentration Changes

"Not being able to concentrate the way I used to has been the hardest for me. I'm hoping it doesn't affect my work."—Josh Research shows that one in four people with cancer reports memory and attention problems after chemotherapy. This is sometimes called "chemobrain." Many survivors describe this as "brain fog," which can lead to problems paying attention, finding the right word, or remembering new things.

Fertility Preservation in Patients with Cancer

Guideline Status: Current Published ahead of print April 5, 2018, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2018.78.1914 Kutluk Oktay, Brittany E. Harvey, Ann H. Partridge, Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Joyce Reinecke, Hugh S. Taylor, W. Hamish Wallace, Erica T. Wang, and Alison W. Loren Purpose To provide current recommendations about fertility preservation for adults and children with cancer.

Fertility Concerns and Preservation for Women

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 04/2018 Many cancer treatments affect fertility temporarily or permanently. Fertility is the ability to become pregnant. Infertility is an inability to become pregnant or maintain a pregnancy. Before treatment begins, talk with your health care team. Ask how treatment could affect your fertility. And ask about your options for preserving fertility. How cancer treatments affect fertility Fertility problems from cancer or cancer treatment occur in 2 main ways:

Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatments and cancer can cause side effects. Side effects are problems that occur when treatment affects healthy tissues or organs. Speak up about any side effects you have, or changes you notice, so your health care team can treat or help you to reduce these side effects. Learn about steps you can take to prevent or manage the side effects listed below:

Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (Physician Data Query) (For Professionals)

During the past five decades, dramatic progress has been made in the development of curative therapy for pediatric malignancies. Long-term survival into adulthood is the expectation for more than 80% of children with access to contemporary therapies for pediatric malignancies.[1,2] The therapy responsible for this survival can also produce adverse long-term health-related outcomes, referred to as late effects, which manifest months to years after completion of cancer treatment.

Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Treatment

Today, because of advances in treatment, more than 8 out of 10 children treated for cancer survive at least 5 years, and most of these children are cured. But the treatments that help these children survive their cancer can also cause health problems later on.

Skin Reactions (PEP Clinical Resource)

A number of different types of cutaneous reactions that affect the skin, hair, and nails can occur with cancer treatment. ONS PEP resources focus on those effects other than alopecia that are most often encountered, including rash, palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (PPE) (hand-foot syndrome), xerosis, paronychia, photosensitivity, and pruritus.