- 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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Where will I have treatment?
Radiotherapy needs specially trained staff and specific equipment. For these reasons it is usually given in a large hospital or at a treatment clinic.
While treatment schedules can vary for individuals most people have radiotherapy as outpatients, travelling to the radiotherapy department each day. If you are driving to a treatment centre you may find you feel tired after awhile. You may want to arrange for a family member or friend to drive you to treatment.
If you have to travel a long way each day to treatment, you may be able to get some financial assistance towards the cost of accommodation or travel. To check your eligibility or to make an application speak to the hospital social worker or call 13 11 20.