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Health woes for cancer survivors

500,000 cancer survivors are living with debilitating consequences of the disease, Macmillan Cancer Support has warned. They are suffering from pain, chronic fatigue, bowel and urinary problems, mental health issues and sexual difficulties, it says.

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500,000 cancer survivors 'live with poor health'

Half a million cancer survivors are living with debilitating consequences of the disease, a charity has warned.

Macmillan Cancer Support said 500,000 people who have survived cancer went on to face disability and poor health.

Macmillan Cancer Support said 500,000 people who have survived cancer went on to face disability and poor health. Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

They are suffering from pain, chronic fatigue, bowel and urinary problems including incontinence, mental health issues and sexual difficulties, the charity said.

It also warned that the NHS has been "woefully unprepared" to help cancer survivors.

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