What To Expect

Fighting cancer is challenging. To help you prepare for the fight, here is a brief outline of what you can expect during treatment with radiotherapy or radiosurgery. The details of some of the steps may differ, depending on your particular case.

Step 1: The Consultation

First, you'll meet with your doctor, a radiation oncologist, to discuss your treatment. Based on your specific case, your radiation oncologist will tell you what type of radiation treatment he or she recommends, whether it will be given alone or in conjunction with other treatment methods, what the specific goals of treatment are, and what side effects you may expect. You can talk to your oncologist about your treatment options and make a decision together. The consultation is also an excellent opportunity for you to ask the doctor whatever questions you may have. Click here for a list of common questions you could ask.