What questions should I ask my doctor about radiation?
- Why do I need radiation?
- What type of radiation will be employed?
- How long will each treatment take?
- When should I start treatment?
- Who will be giving me my treatments?
- Do I need to bring someone with me to my treatments?
- What are the possible side effects?
- How long will they last?
- Are there any treatments for these side effects?
- What are the risks?
- Is there anything that I can do now or during treatment to minimize the side effects and risks?
- Can I continue normal activities during treatment?
- Will the cost be covered by my insurance?
- What kind of follow-up and monitoring will I need after my radiation treatments are done?