For most people, the cancer experience doesn’t end on the last day of treatment. Life after cancer treatment can present its own challenges. You may have mixed feelings when treatment ends, and wonder whether every ache and pain means the cancer is coming back.
Some people feel pressure to return to ‘normal life’, but they don’t want life to return to how it was before cancer. Take some time to adjust to the physical and emotional changes, and re-establish a new daily routine at your own pace.
Information you may need after cancer treatment
- When treatment finishes: Information about finding a new normal after cancer treatment
- Staying healthy after treatment: How to make lifestyle changes that improve your wellbeing and reduce the risk of recurrence
- Exercise: How physical activity can help during and after cancer treatment, with instructions and videos showing some simple exercises to improve strength and flexibility
- Sexuality, intimacy and cancer: How to maintain intimacy and have a fulfilling sex life during and after cancer treatment
- Fertility and cancer: Information about your options if cancer treatment has affected your fertility
- Managing cancer side effects: How to cope with side effects of cancer treatment, including long-term or late effects
- Managing work: What to do about work during your recovery and what to tell potential employers
- Dealing with the financial impact: How to cope when cancer has changed your financial plans
- Support after cancer treatment: Information about Cancer Council’s support services for people who have finished treatment, including our 13 11 20 telephone service, counselling, peer support and online community, support groups, webinars, healthy living programs, and legal and financial assistance