You may develop side effects over the course of your treatment. These usually disappear gradually over a few weeks or months after treatment finishes. Your doctor, nurse or radiographer will discuss this with you so you know what to expect. Let them know about any side effects you have during or after treatment, as there are often things that can be done to help.
It’s not unusual to feel worse before you start to feel better. Some people can find this a very difficult time, and they may feel low or even depressed for a while. Your clinical oncologist can advise you about what to expect.
Radiotherapy does not make you radioactive and it’s perfectly safe for you to be with other people throughout your treatment, including children and pregnant women.