If cancer won't go away

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Sometimes cancer doesn’t go away after treatment, or it comes back later in a the same area or in a different part of the body. Cancer that spreads to a different part of the body may also be called metastatic or advanced cancer.

This section provides information on the different ways cancer might come back, how you might be feeling, what types of treatment are available, and dealing with practical issues. You can also read women’s personal stories of living with cancer.

Some of the resources refer to advanced cancer. Reading about advanced cancer may be upsetting, so read what is useful to you now, and remember that you can come back at any time to find further information if you need it.

Resources listed in this Navigator are a starting point for information seeking. They are not a substitute for medical, legal or financial advice. Speak with the appropriate professionals for the best advice for your particular situation.

Last Updated: 5 April, 2022 2:55 pm