What to ask your doctor about internal radiotherapy
Some questions you might ask your doctor
- What kind of internal radiotherapy will I have?
- Why are you suggesting this treatment for me?
- What side effects can I expect?
- How well does the treatment work?
- How should I prepare for the treatment?
- Please describe exactly what happens, step by step
- How long will the treatment last?
- Will I need to stay in hospital and, if so, for how long?
- Will the treatment make me radioactive?
- How long will I be radioactive?
- Will I be in a single room during my treatment?
- What are the risks to me?
- Will my friends and family be exposed to radiation from me?
- What safety precautions do I need to take while I am in hospital
- Do I need to take any safety precautions at home?
- Are there any longer term effects of this treatment?
- Do you have written information about the procedure and safety precautions?
- What happens if I have to move while I have internal radiotherapy?
- How can I get help with travel costs and transport?
- Who can help me arrange the practical things?
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