Radiotherapy

Pelvic radiotherapy explained

Radiotherapy to the pelvis can cause different side effects.

  • About pelvic radiotherapy

    Pelvic radiotherapy can be used to treat cancers of the bladder, rectum, anus, prostate, vulva, vagina, womb or cervix.

  • Side effects during treatment

    You may have side effects during and shortly after your treatment. The healthcare team will help you to manage these.

  • Sex life and pelvic radiotherapy

    Pelvic radiotherapy can effect your sex life. Talk to your doctor or specialist nurse for advice.

  • Fertility and pelvic radiotherapy

    Pelvic radiotherapy can affect your fertility. Getting the right support can help you to cope.

  • Follow up

    If side effects don’t go away, or you develop any new symptoms after treatment is over tell your cancer doctor.

  • Well-being and recovery

    After pelvic radiotherapy there may be changes you can make to help your recovery.