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What to ask your doctor about head and neck radiotherapy side effects

Nurse and patients talking about cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What side effects might I have with this radiotherapy treatment?
  • What kind of diet will help?
  • Can I see a dietician before I start treatment?
  • What if I don't feel like eating?
  • Will the treatment have any effect on my teeth?
  • How can I care for my teeth?
  • Will my mouth be dry?
  • What can I do to keep my mouth moist?
  • Will my hair fall out and in which areas?
  • Do you expect the hair to grow back after the treatment has finished?
  • Will my voice change?
  • Are there any long term side effects of this treatment?
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Updated: 12 May 2014