How long does it take to recover from chemotherapy for breast cancer? Most people say it takes 6 to 12 months after they finish chemotherapy before they truly feel like themselves again.
What is the most common chemotherapy side effect? Tiredness. Tiredness (fatigue) is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy. Many people having treatment feel tired a lot of the time or get tired very easily doing everyday tasks.
How successful is chemotherapy for breast cancer? Five years after treatment, the rate of overall survival was 98.1% for those who had chemo and 98.0% for those who did not. Nine years after treatment, the rate of overall survival was 93.8% for those who had chemo and 93.9% for those who did not.
Is chemotherapy painful for breast cancer? While some cancer pain is related to the disease, you might also find that some pain is related to treatment. Breast cancer treatments include chemotherapy, surgery, and/or radiation therapy. For many people being treated for breast cancer, pain from therapy is temporary.