Side effects

Treatments for breast cancer are becoming more and more effective fighting the disease, and the number of women who overcomes breast cancer is larger than ever.

However, most treatments still cause very uncomfortable side effects.

Not all women suffer from them in the same way, with this depending largely from the medications and/or interventions prescribed.

If you are about to be treated for breast cancer, talk with your doctor about what side effects to expect, and how to minimize these.

Our leaflets contain advice on how deal with those side effects most frequent across different cancer treatments. The ones chosen are also those most common for breast cancer. They tend to result from chemotherapy, or sometimes radio or hormonal therapy.

Chemotherapy can also be used together with targeted therapies using monoclonal antibodies; these have very specific side effects that WILL NOT BE MENTIONED HERE. In that case you need to talk with your doctor.

Remember that you are about to initiate (or are already under) treatments that need time and tranquility, and it should be a priority to take care of yourself. Learn more about   how to cope with this difficult period .

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