Managing Physical Side Effects

Cancer and cancer treatment often cause a variety of side effects. Relieving these side effects is an important part of cancer care and may be called palliative care or supportive care. It is important to talk with your health care team about the specific side effects you experience and the best ways to manage and treat them.

To easily track the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, Cancer.Net offers a free mobile application for iOS and Android called Cancer.Net Mobile. The app allows you to record symptoms and side effects and offers several other helpful features for people with cancer.

To learn about how the long-term side effects of cancer and cancer treatment are managed, see Cancer.Net's Late Effects section.