Pelvic radiotherapy explained

Radiotherapy to the pelvis can cause different side effects.

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    The pelvis

    Information on the pelvic area of the body.

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    About pelvic radiotherapy

    Pelvic radiotherapy is used to treat or control different cancers in the pelvic area.

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    Side effects during treatment

    Side effects caused by pelvic radiotherapy during and immediately after treatment.

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    Sex life during pelvic radiotherapy

    Pelvic radiotherapy can have some effects on your sex life. Talk to your doctor or specialist nurse for advice.

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    Fertility and pelvic radiotherapy

    Pelvic radiotherapy can affect your fertility. This can be distressing but getting the right support can help you to find ways of coping.

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    Well-being and recovery

    After pelvic radiotherapy you may want to think about ways you can help your recovery.