Tel: 01206 745 055
Advice after a single treatment or short course of radiotherapy
You have been given a short course of radiotherapy. The aim of your radiotherapy treatment is to relieve your symptoms.
Returning to normal – how long will it take?
After your radiotherapy treatment you may find that you may have some side effects. These symptoms can start quickly after treatment, and last for few days but may reach their peak 7 to 14 days after treatment has finished.
If you have any problems please contact us, your GP, or other health care professionals who are involved in your care to get more advice.
Please refer to your radiotherapy information leaflets for advice regarding the side effects which may occur after radiotherapy. These side effects should settle in time and this may happen gradually; it is difficult to put a time scale on this as everyone’s response to treatment is different.
Most patients have a follow up appointment for between 4 and 12 weeks after your treatment. The timing of this appointment will be decided by your consultant. You may be given this appointment at the end of treatment or it may be sent to you in the post. Please call us if you do not receive an appointment.
If you have outstanding chemotherapy appointments after your radiotherapy, your follow-up appointment will be arranged by the chemotherapy staff.
Letting your GP know
Details of your treatment and progress will be sent to your GP so that your records can be kept up-to-date.
Macmillan Advanced Radiotherapy Practitioner
Tel: 01206 745 025
Monday to Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm
Tel: 01206 745 055
Tel: 01206 745 033
Tel: 01206 745 037
Wellbeing Centre and Macmillan Cancer Information Centre
Tel: 01206 745 347
Macmillan Cancer Information Centre
Tel: 01245 515 981
Macmillan Cancer Support
Freephone: 0808 808 0000
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