Side effects and symptoms

Late effects of pelvic radiotherapy

Find out more about late effects of pelvic radiotherapy and how they can be treated and managed.

Late effects of pelvic radiotherapy

Late effects of pelvic radiotherapy

Hear about some possible late effects of pelvic radiotherapy and advice on how to deal with them in the long term.

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Hear about some possible late effects of pelvic radiotherapy and advice on how to deal with them in the long term.

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General information About late effects

Some people may have long term or late effects of pelvic radiotherapy. These can usually be treated or managed successfully.

General information Bladder changes after pelvic radiotherapy

Pelvic radiotherapy can damage the bladder and the muscles around it. This can change how the bladder functions. Talk to your doctor about any symptoms you may have.

General information If you have blood in your urine

After radiotherapy to the pelvis, blood vessels in the bladder may be fragile and cause blood in your urine.

General information Managing bladder late effects

Pelvic radiotherapy can affect your bladder. There are ways to treat or manage these symptoms.

General information Bowel changes after pelvic radiotherapy

Late bowel effects of pelvic radiotherapy are usually managed or treated successfully. Talk to your doctor if you notice any symptoms.

General information Diet and late bowel effects

Changing your diet may help improve some of the late effects to your bowel of pelvic radiotherapy.

General information Late effects and sex life

Pelvic radiotherapy can have some late effects on your sex life. Your doctor or nurse can give you advice on how to manage these.