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What to ask your doctor about soft tissue sarcoma radiotherapy

Men and woman discussing soft tissue sarcomas

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending radiotherapy for me?
  • Is there another treatment I could have instead?
  • What will the treatment involve and how long will it last?
  • Which areas will be treated?
  • Will I have any side effects when I am having the treatment?
  • How often will I have to go to hospital?
  • Will I have to be away from work / college for the whole course of treatment?
  • Can I get financial help with travelling costs to and from the hospital?
  • What are the long term side effects?
  • What is the risk of those long term side effects happening to me?
  • Is there a number I can ring if I'm worried about anything?
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Updated: 11 February 2015