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What to ask your doctor about radiotherapy for penile cancer

Men and women discussing penile cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending radiotherapy?
  • Are there other treatment options?
  • Which type of radiotherapy am I having?
  • How do I have the radiotherapy?
  • How many days of treatment will I have?
  • How long will each session last?
  • Can I get help with fares to the hospital?
  • Will I need to stay in hospital, if so how long?
  • Is it safe to have visitors?
  • Are there any side effects?
  • When will side effects happen?
  • How long will side effects last?
  • Is there anything that will help the side effects?
  • How should I wash and care for my skin?
  • Is there a number I can phone if I am worried about anything when I am at home?
  • Are there any long term side effects?
  • Will I be able to get an erection and have intercourse after radiotherapy?
  • When will I be able to have sex again?
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Updated: 6 April 2016