What happens after radiotherapy is finished?

When treatment finishes, many people look forward to life returning to normal. However you may find yourself feeling a bit low.  This is normal – you will have become used to a new routine of hospital visits during radiotherapy treatment. Ending treatment will also bring about changes that you will need to adjust to.

Most side effects only last a few days or weeks but some of the effects of radiotherapy, such as tiredness, may continue for a couple of months after the end of your treatment. However, any effects should gradually improve if you have enough rest and eat well. See after treatment for more information.

Follow-up appointments

When you have finished your treatment, you will be given a clinic appointment so that the doctor can check your progress. The appointments will probably become less frequent as time passes. If you are worried about anything at all, you should phone for an earlier appointment.

Your family doctor will be sent a complete report about your treatment.

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