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Collateral Damage

Treating breast cancer often results in collateral damage—short- and long-term side effects that can impact your quality of life. This series describes some of the most common side effects that you may experience, and provides tips on how to manage them.

 


Most people expect that surgery, radiation or  chemotherapy will cause short-term pain and discomfort. This video explains the long-term side effects—the collateral damage—these and other cancer treatments can cause.

One common side effect of some chemotherapy treatments is peripheral neuropathy, pain and numbness in the hands and feet. This video explains what you can do to prevent or treat this long-term side effect.

The fuzzy thinking and forgetfulness commonly referred to as chemo brain affects many cancer survivors. This video explains what we know about chemo brain, and how to manage it.

Long-term side effects of cancer and its treatments can impact you in many ways. This video discusses actions you can take to improve your quality of life.