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What to ask your doctor about radiotherapy for non Hodgkin lymphoma

Men and women discussing non Hodgkin's lymphoma

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending radiotherapy?
  • What is the aim of the treatment?
  • How long will the course of treatment last?
  • Where will I have the treatment?
  • How often will I need to come to the hospital?
  • Is there any transport or can I get help with paying my fares?
  • Are there any other choices of treatment?
  • Will I have to have any other treatment as well as radiotherapy?
  • What are the short and long term side effects?
  • What can you or I do to help with side effects?
  • Will I be able to work during my treatment?
  • How should I look after my skin?
  • Will I have difficulties with eating and drinking? 
  • What can I do about my diet?
  • Will any of my hair fall out?
  • When will my hair grow back?
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Updated: 10 September 2014