Before any treatment starts, patients attend a planning appointment. This is important because it gives you a chance to meet the radiation oncology team giving an individual the opportunity to ask questions about their treatment.
What is radiotherapy?
Radiotherapy is the use of radiation to treat cancer. Over 50% of people with cancer need radiotherapy as part of their treatment plan and it can be given before, during and after other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery, immunotherapy and endocrine therapy, or it can be given on its own.
Bruce Gilligan is an author and illustrator. He has had first hand experience of radiotherapy and it’s influenced his life in more ways than one. Read on to find out more… When I heard recently that some people don’t know that (1) radiotherapy can be curative, and (2) only 5%…