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What to ask your doctor about radiotherapy for vulval cancer

Women discussing vulval cancer

Some questions that you might want to ask your doctor

  • Why do I need radiotherapy?
  • Will I need any other treatment as well?
  • Is there any choice of treatment?
  • Would it help me to have chemotherapy at the same time as radiotherapy?
  • How long will my treatment course be?
  • What are the likely short term side effects?
  • Who can I contact if I have any problems during and after my radiotherapy treatment?
  • Am I likely to have any long term side effects and if so, what will they be?
  • Can you give me any written information on radiotherapy?
  • Is it possible to get any financial help with travelling costs to the hospital, or is hospital transport available to me?
  • Should I bring someone with me when I come for treatment?
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Updated: 10 February 2016