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Physical Changes

Even though you may have had the same melanoma diagnosis or treatment as someone else, your post-treatment experience may be quite different. Your doctor should talk to you about the long-term effects of your specific cancer treatment.

Some of the most common physical changes that people report are:

  • Fatigue
  • Memory and concentration changes
  • Pain
  • Nervous system changes
  • Lymphedema or swelling
  • Mouth and teeth problems
  • Changes in weight and eating habits
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Bladder or bowel control problems
  • Menopause symptoms

Your doctor can help you to manage and control many of these changes. Speak with your doctor at the first sign of any problems you experience.

Related resources:

Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Side Effects of Radiation Therapy

Biological Therapy

Late and Long Term Effects of Treatment