Once you have completed treatment for prostate cancer at UCLH you will enter a period of follow-up care. Follow-up is an important way of monitoring your health. It allows us to identify any signs that the cancer may have returned or progressed, and it also supports you in addressing any ongoing side effects of your cancer or its treatment. Follow-up will vary depending on the type of prostate cancer and the treatment you have received, and will often include a combination of face-to-face or telephone appointments with your doctor or a clinical nurse specialist, as well as any regular PSA tests or other tests that you may need. Your prostate cancer doctor or clinical nurse specialist will talk to you about your individual follow-up plan.

Prostate cancer supported self-management follow-up

You can call the prostate cancer CNS team on 07984 391 126 or email uclh.prostatecancercns@nhs.net (focal, active surveillance and surgical treatment) or uclh.uro-oncology.cns@nhs.net (hormones, radiotherapy and chemotherapy) if you have any queries or problems relating to your prostate cancer or treatment. 

The helpline is monitored between 09:00 and 16:00, Monday to Friday. If no one is available to speak to you when you call, please leave a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

If it is appropriate for you to have a clinic appointment, the CNS will arrange this for you. 

Reaching the end of treatment can be a difficult time for people who have had treatment for prostate cancer. Although you might be relieved that the treatment has finished, you may also feel anxious about not having regular hospital appointments any more, especially if you continue to experience side effects from your treatment. It is normal to feel this way and there are a number of places where you can find additional information and support. They include: