Common emotions and concerns following cancer treatment may include:
- Sadness or depression
- Uncertainty about the future
- Concerns about pain or fatigue
- Concerns about body image
- Concerns about relationships
You may experience all, some, or no emotional after effects. If you have concerns, ask loved ones, friends or your healthcare team for help. Your concerns and feelings are important.
In some cases, it may be challenging to describe the feelings you are having after cancer treatment is done. You may think that you are only supposed to be grateful and happy. It may be tempting to try to ignore unpleasant emotions. However, if there are strong emotions, you may benefit from counseling or the support of others.