Avoid making plans immediately after treatment as radiotherapy continues working and you will have a follow up appointment 4-6 weeks after you have completed radiotherapy treatment. You will either be given this appointment by the radiotherapy receptionist who schedules you treatment appointments or your consultant’s secretary will send the appointment letter in the post. This letter will arrive approximately 2 weeks after you have completed treatment. If the letter has not arrived contact the radiotherapy department.
Your side effects may continue for up to 6 weeks after the completion of treatment. After this 2 week mark they should gradually start to subside. Your side effects should have subsided considerably by your follow up appointment but recovery rates vary between patients. It is very important that you continue with the advice given to you on treatment with medication, diet and skin care especially.
Please contact the radiotherapy team if you are worried about your side effects progressing or if you have any other concerns.
If you experience any of the following: persistent pain after pain management, lumps, bumps, swellings, unexplained weight loss/gain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, appetite loss, unusual bruising, rashes, bleeding, fever/cough not subsiding, unusual symptoms; contact the Radiotherapy Department or alternatively your GP, your Consultant, A&E, Doctor on call or make a hospital appointment.