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What to ask your doctor about radiotherapy follow up

Nurse and patients talking about cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor or radiographer

  • How often will I need to come back for appointments?
  • What permanent effects can I expect from my treatment?
  • What is the chance of having long term side effects?
  • Can anything be done to reduce the risk of long term side effects?
  • Is it possible to slow down the development of these side effects?
  • How long do these side effects take to appear?
  • If I do have long term side effects, can any medicines or other treatment help?
  • What can I do to help myself?
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Updated: 24 March 2016