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Cognitive Changes After Cancer Treatment

September 19, 2020

Some cancers and treatments can result in cognitive changes that affect thinking, learning, processing or remembering information. These changes can affect many aspects of life such as the ability to work or even to do everyday tasks. Find out whether you have an increased risk of cognitive changes.

Life Expectancy With Cancer

September 19, 2020

Each person responds to treatment differently. No one knows in advance how effective cancer treatment will be. There's also no way to know how long anyone will live—with or without cancer.

Developing Second Cancers And How To Manage Them

September 18, 2020

One to three percent of survivors develop a second cancer different from the originally treated cancer. The level of risk is small, and greater numbers of survivors are living longer due to improvements in treatment. However, even thinking about the possibility of having a second cancer can be stressful.

Becoming A Parent After Cancer

September 17, 2020

Some cancer patients and survivors face the real risk of infertility due to a cancer diagnosis and/or its treatment. Livestrong Fertility helps you understand your fertility risks and options, and get access to fertility preservation discounts.

Understanding Neuropathy

September 16, 2020

Neuropathy causes tingling or numbness, especially in the hands and feet. It affects about one to two percent of Americans and is caused by damage to a single or multiple nerves. There are different types, but peripheral neuropathy is the most common in those with cancer.

Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

September 08, 2020

The day cancer treatment ends, a new chapter begins. Some survivors may leave cancer behind and continue life with few or no health problems. Others might have ongoing physical challenges. Some of these might be due to late effects (also called aftereffects) of cancer treatment.

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