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For professionals: education and training

Primary care professionals

Skin care poster

Skin reactions from radiotherapy are one of the most common side effects of treatment.

This poster suggests ways in which these can be mitigated.

Radiotherapy Skin Care (pdf, 242 KB)

Long-term effects of radiotherapy

The RCGP and Macmillan Cancer Support have created an on line toolkit which provides resources and information for primary care professionals to identify and manage the consequences of cancer treatment and support patients to live well after a cancer diagnosis.

Further guidance is available on the Macmillan website, for example:

The consequences of treatment programme -

You can find sources of support for patients on this website at the link below:

Further support

Virtual radiotherapy presentation

Would you and your colleagues like to know more about Radiotherapy?

This one-hour virtual radiotherapy presentation can be delivered in your practice.

  • what is radiotherapy?
  • what are the side effects?
  • what can be done?

Includes the RCGP/Macmillan consequences of cancer toolkit.

To arrange a presentation please contact:

  • Sara Matthews, Macmillan Information and Support Radiographer
    Cancer and Haematology Centre
    Churchill Hospital