Follow Up

After treatment has finished, patients will be asked to come back up to the hospital for check-ups. Check-ups are a good opportunity for patients to discuss any worries or problems they may have. Patients should go to their GP or specialist doctor for advice if they have a symptom between follow-up visits that they cannot explain, or that they are worried about.

It’s important to have a nutritious and well-balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, even if appetite and interest in food has been reduced by treatment. The clinical nurse specialists at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust can refer patients to see a dietician who will be able to give advice on ways to eat well and can help with any problems patients may have.

Useful information and tips on living with cancer can be found on the Macmillan Support Cancer website. Please follow this link.