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Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER

Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer

  • Posted: 04/20/2007

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Questions To Ask Your Doctor or Nurse

Here are some questions you might want to ask your doctor or nurse. You may want to write down their answers so you can review them again later.

What kind of radiation therapy will I get?





How can radiation therapy help?





How many weeks will my course of radiation therapy last?





What kinds of side effects should I expect during my course of radiation therapy?





Will these side effects go away after radiation therapy is over?





What kind of late side effects should I expect after radiation therapy is over?





What can I do to manage these side effects?





What will you do to manage these side effects?





How can I learn more about radiation therapy?





Which sections should I read in this book?