- What is radiotherapy
- Why have radiotherapy?
- Where will I have treatment?
- How is radiotherapy given?
- How do I know the treatment has worked?
- External radiotherapy
- How long is a course of treatment?
- Planning treatment
- Having treatment
- Fear of radiotherapy
- Types of radiotherapy
- Managing side effects
- Sexual intercourse and radiotherapy
- Questions to ask your doctor
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How do I know the treatment has worked?
Health professionals who care for people having radiotherapy include:
- radiation oncologist – a specialist doctor who prescribes and coordinates the course of treatment and advises about side effects
- radiation therapist – plans and delivers the radiation treatments
- radiation oncology nurses – help you manage emotional and physical problems such as side effects that you may experience during treatment
- radiation physicist – ensures that treatment is delivered accurately and safely
- dietitian – recommends the best eating plan to follow while you are in treatment and recovery
- social worker, psychologist, physiotherapist and occupational therapist – advise you on support services and help you get back to your usual activities
- pastoral carer – helps with religious and spiritual concerns