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What to ask your doctor about radiotherapy for oesophageal cancer

Men and women discussing non oesophageal cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending radiotherapy for me?
  • What is the aim of the treatment?
  • Do I need external radiotherapy or internal or both?
  • Is there any choice of treatment?
  • How long will the treatment take?
  • Is there any help I can get with paying my fares?
  • How long will it take to get over the treatment?
  • What are the short and long term side effects of the treatment?
  • Should I eat a special diet during the treatment?
  • Is there anything I can do to help with side effects?
  • Is there a number I can call if I'm worried between appointments?
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Updated: 22 April 2014