Cancer Late Effects service

Supporting radiotherapy patients who experience late effects following treatment.

Jane Hall is pictured outside the radiotherapy department at Lincoln County Hospital

The Pelvic Late Effects service at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust focuses on patients who have had radiotherapy treatment to the pelvic area for bladder, prostate, colorectal or gynaecological cancers.

These symptoms can develop months, years, or even decades after undergoing radiotherapy, and can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life by affecting them in a number of different ways.

The service offers one-to-one support – both through face-to-face clinics and over the phone – for patients by providing them with any advice they need, referring them to other specialist services, and helping empower them to manage their own symptoms going forward.

Why should I use this service?

Many people go on to recover and return to their roles, responsibilities and hobbies after treatment, however there will be some people who have ongoing issues. These may be physical symptoms and/or wellbeing concerns. This service will see people who are 6 months or more post their radiotherapy and look to listen, advise and support people to live well after treatment.

How do I access this service?

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust professionals (such as your consultant, clinical nurse specialist or radiographer) can make a referral to this service. Please ask your healthcare professional if you feel this service would be beneficial to you. Alternatively, you can self –refer to the service by emailing Jane Hall (details below).

Are you interested in finding out more or would you like to use the service?

If you would like to find out more about the service, please contact: Jane Hall – Advanced Practitioner for Late Effects – Service Lead by email:  [email protected]