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What to ask your doctor about radiotherapy for symptoms

Nurse and patients talking about cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What is your plan for my treatment?
  • Are there other treatments I can have to treat my symptoms?
  • How many treatment session will I need?
  • Where will I have my treatment?
  • How soon might I see an improvement in my symptoms?
  • How long do you expect any improvement to last?
  • Can I have more radiotherapy if my symptoms don't improve?
  • What are the likely side effects of this treatment?
  • Who should I contact if I am worried about side effects?
  • Will I need to take any different painkillers?
  • Who can I talk to for more information?

 

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Updated: 30 April 2014