If You Are Having Radiation Therapy
Questions for the doctor:
What is the goal of this treatment?
How will the radiation be given?
How many treatments will I get? Over what period of time?
When will the treatment begin? When will it end?
How will I feel during radiation therapy?
What are the possible short-term and long-term side effects? What are some serious side effects I should report to the doctor?
What are the chances treatment will be effective? How will we know if it's working?
Will I need other treatments as well? Are there any other treatment options?
What can I do to prepare for treatment and to take care of myself during therapy?