Side Effects

Resource Type
Patients and Families: Managing Symptoms and Side Effects
Alberta Health Services
Cancer and its treatment can cause symptoms and side effects that can be physical, mental or emotional. Nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, and depression are examples of symptoms or side effects.
Complementary and Integrative Medicines
American Cancer Society
Complementary and integrative medicines are products and practices used along with standard medical care to help manage symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment. Learn what these terms mean and find information to help you make the most informed and safest decision about using them.
Managing fatigue (Tiredness)
BC Cancer Agency
Chronic cancer-related fatigue may not get better with rest. It can affect your ability to function. It may affect you physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
Physical Side Effects of Advanced cancer
Canadian Cancer Society
Advanced cancer can cause troubling physical problems. These usually depend on your type of cancer and where it has spread.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Harvard Health Publishing
This article provides information about recognizing fatigue and strategies for managing chronic fatigue.
Side Effects
If I Were Tom
This resource explains the available treatment options. It also provides an overview of what to expect from each treatment: how it works, the risks and side effects, and how to prepare.
Tips for Dealing with Urinary Incontinence (For men)
This resource provides information about urinary incontinence (UI) after cancer and tips for managing this side effect and performing Kegel exercises. You may have one type of UI or a combination. UI can be a temporary problem that happens right after treatment, or it can develop years after radiation therapy. There are things you can do to improve your bladder health and strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor (the muscles and supportive tissue located below the bladder).
ELLICSR Health, Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Centre
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (University Health Network)
This class describes Cancer Related “brain fog” and outlines different ways to manage it. Through this course, you will learn the following: 1. How brain function can change in the context of cancer 2. The connection between different factors and your brain function 3. Tips to improve your brain function and boost brain health
Urinary Tract Disorders.
This resource provides information on urinary tract disorders, sexual disorders, intestinal disorders, fatigue and anemia, depression and anxiety, and other side effects (pain and hot flashes) from prostate cancer treatments.
Bladder Problems – Getting Back On Track After Endometrial Cancer
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (University Health Network)
There are many types of urinary incontinence. Here are three common types: 1. Stress incontinence, which happens when you leak urine and do things that add pressure to your bladder. 2. Urge incontinence, this happens when you need to urinate very suddenly. This can happen often during the day and at night. You may need more time to get to the toilet before some urine leaks. 3. Overflow incontinence. This happens when you leak some urine because your bladder is full. This may be a small amount of urine.
Improving Urinary Incontinence: Information for Patients and Families
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (University Health Network)
This pamphlet provides information on what urinary incontinence is, what you can do to help, and how to do pelvic floor exercises. Urinary incontinence affects about 1 in every three adults. Many things can cause it, which becomes more common as we age. Our bladders change over time and may not be able to hold or control our urine similarly. This can cause leaks.
Managing Changes in Your Bladder Function After Cancer Treatment
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (University Health Network)
Read this resource to learn: • what a urinary problem is • what causes it • what you can do to improve your urinary problems • where to find more information
Prostate Cancer diagnosis and treatment
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
An overview of treatment options for prostate cancer at different stages, with videos describing each form of treatment and their side effects
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