Recovery after cancer treatment

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Recovering from Cancer

Brenda Blethyn introduces this series of films about the psychological impact of dealing with cancer that focus on the two years after treatment. In this first film, we introduce three people who share how and what they are feeling. Macmillan Clinical Psychologist Mike Osborn, offers insight and reassurance as these patients talk about adjusting to their ‘new normal’.

recovery from cancer, feeling, first few years,

Some Bumps in the Road

Our contributors talk about the impact of unexpected and lingering fatigue and their feelings of isolation and disassociation from their friends and family. Mike Osborn places high value on the basic principles of well-being and being compassionate to yourself.

cancer, fatigue, depression, support


Sometimes recovery seems to be a lot further off than you thought. Feelings of depression can be overwhelming and disabling. Psychologist Dr Mike Osborn stresses the need to keep things simple, be kind to yourself and remember what you have been through.

cancer, recovery, depression, support 

Getting Back to Your Old Self

Once the physical recovery and healing begins, it is important to allow yourself the time to build up your stamina and self-confidence again.

cancer, recovery, self-management, healing


When cancer comes back.

recurrence, emotions, reassurance, death, dying