You might feel many different emotions during radiotherapy. Being tired can make any of the emotions that you're feeling even worse. There are ways to get help and support.
Feelings and emotions you might have
It is normal to feel tired and upset at some points during radiotherapy. Or you might feel anxious. Many people having radiotherapy share these feelings.
You might feel low or depressed a couple of weeks after your treatment has finished. This can be because your side effects including tiredness might be at there worst.
It can also be difficult to adjust to not seeing health care professionals every day and waiting for your follow up. This can make you feel isolated.
But remember that you can still contact the radiotherapy department or your specialist nurse if you have any problems.
Where to get help
We all have our own ways of managing difficulties.
Some people have a close network of family and friends to support them. Others would rather get help from people who aren't involved in their illness.
There is help available if you need it. You can ask at your treatment hospital about the help in your area.
There might be local support groups for people having treatment for the same type of cancer. The hospital may provide counselling or your GP can refer you to a local counsellor.
Find local cancer information and support
NHS Choices helps you to find local cancer information and support.