The Impact of Breast Cancer Treatment on Your Long-Term Health

Breast cancer side effects are symptoms or ailments that develop due to the treatments used or as a result of the disease itself.

. Long-term side effects begin during treatment and continue after all treatment is stopped.

. Late side effects are symptoms that may appear weeks, months or years after treatment ends.

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These long-term and late side effects may include:

. Fatigue

. Headaches

. Pain and numbness (peripheral neuropathy)

. Dental issues

. Lymphedema

. Musculoskeletal symptoms

. Bone loss and osteoporosis

. Heart problems

. New cancers

. Cataracts

. Blood clots

. Absence of menstrual periods

. Menopausal symptoms

. Sexual difficulties

. Infertility

. Concerns about memory loss and cognitive function (“chemo brain”)

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