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What to ask your doctor about radiotherapy for vaginal cancer

Women discussing vaginal cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why are you recommending radiotherapy for me?
  • Which type of radiotherapy will I have?
  • Are there any other types of treatment I could have?
  • How will the treatment help me?
  • What are the likely side effects?
  • How long will the side effects last?
  • Is there anything I can do to help reduce the side effects?
  • Are there any long term or permanent effects?
  • How often will I have to go to the hospital for treatment?
  • Can I get help with fares to and from the hospital?
  • Is there any transport available?
  • Will I have to stay in hospital and if so, for how long?
  • Is there a number I can ring if I am worried about anything when at home?
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Updated: 24 September 2015