Join us in the chatroom on Tuesday 10 September from 12-1pm and get your questions answered on life after cancer. 

Your experts for the webchat will be Heidi Lindenstock, a specialist nurse from the Macmillan Support Line, and Richard Hunt, who is working in vocational rehabilitation. Heidi will be here to answer your questions on the physical and emotional consequences of cancer, while Richard will be covering getting back to work. 

Completing your treatment, or hearing the news that your scans show no sign of cancer is definitely a cause for celebration, but it isn’t always the end of the journey. Many people find that the impact can continue to affect them for some time afterwards. 

Physical and emotional consequences

Cancer is one of the toughest things that most of us will ever have to face, and it’s understandable that the emotional impact can stay with you for some time. Many people find it difficult to cope with the worry that their cancer might return, or feel isolated from friends and family by what they’ve experienced. 

One in four people who have previously been diagnosed with cancer are still facing poor health or disability. The most common issues are fatigue, sexual difficulties and mental health problems.

To take part in the chat, join us in the chatroom between 12 and 1 pm on 10 September. 

Or, if you can’t make the chat, post your question in the comments below, and I’ll ask it for you. The questions and answers will be available to read on our chat transcript page after the chat.