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?
Radiation Therapy