After finishing treatment, most cancer survivors desire a return to normalcy. Unfortunately, lingering side effects from cancer or aggressive cancer treatment modalities can make normalcy hard to achieve. These symptoms range from cognition problems to infertility. They may be temporary or they may persist for years.
SERO’s radiation oncologists suggest that cancer survivors educate themselves on the side effects they may experience and how to effectively manage these side effects. They also emphasize the necessity of follow-up care, or regular medical checkups for the first two to three years after treatment.