- Cancer information
- What happens when the treatment ends?
Most of your side-effects should begin to ease within a few weeks of treatment ending. Sometimes they last for a few months, and occasionally you may be left with long-term effects.
Coping with a cancer diagnosis will be an ongoing process for you, your family/whānau and your friends. There are no easy answers when it comes to facing a life-changing illness. Every person is unique and will find their own way of coping with their difficult situation.
Talking with family/whānau and friends may give loved ones the opportunity they have been waiting for to offer support. Talking to someone outside the family/whānau may also be helpful. Counsellors and hospital chaplains can be good sources of support .