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Fear of radiotherapy

Will radiotherapy be painful?
Radiotherapy is painless. During treatment you will not see or feel anything but you may hear the machine buzzing. You may find that while lying on the treatment table you have pain due to the cancer or discomfort from the position you are in. If you feel ill tell the radiation therapist, who will pause the treatment.

Will I be radioactive?
External radiotherapy does not make you radioactive because the radiation doesn’t stay in your body. It is safe for you to be with children, family, friends and anyone who might be pregnant. This is the same throughout the course of treatment and afterwards.