Radiation therapy - questions to ask your doctorWhat to ask your doctor about radiation therapy
You are having radiation therapy. This is treatment that uses high-powered x-rays or particles to kill cancer cells. You may receive radiation therapy by itself or also have other treatments at the same time. Your health care provider may need to follow you closely while you are having radiation therapy. You will also need to learn how to care for yourself during this time.
Below are questions you may want to ask your doctor.
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