You are not alone –
All the time you are asking for help with dealing with side effects, it can seem that medical staff are not interested – you are making a fuss, but they try to tell you no-one else does.
So before you imagine you are the only one having problems, you might like to know that recent findings from reputable surveys into problems of cancer drug side effects say:
- 95% will experience problems
- 50% come off drugs because of side effects
- and the average patient spends £2,000+ – £12,000 on post-cancer treatment, services, etc. (Macmillan survey).
So you are not alone, but it can be difficult and lonely trying to find help.