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How long after chemotherapy can I return back to my normal self?

Tags: cancer

How long will it be until I can return to my previous busy self following chemotherapy which finished 18 months ago. I am a young 65 and always been busy. This weakness is really inhibiting! And frustrating.

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The answer

There is no simple answer to this I am afraid. You have presumably suffered a form of cancer. Chemotherapy can be a very gruelling treatment, which can be very exhausting. I would recommend that you discuss it with your doctor though. You may be suffering from something, such as anaemia, that could be causing the tiredness. A set of simple routine blood tests can check for this.

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