About radiotherapy treatment

Once the planning work is complete you will be contacted by the staff in the radiotherapy department with your start date for your treatment.

Radiotherapy is given in many different ways. It can be given as a single treatment or you could be asked to attend daily Monday to Friday for up to seven weeks.

Your treatment should take between 15 and 30 minutes each time.

The treatment is given to you by therapy radiographers.

The treatment is painless, but may give you side effects as you progress with your treatment. This will be discussed with you in more detail on your first day.

You will be seen each week by our review radiographers and you will usually see the doctors towards the end of your treatment to discuss what happens next.

Your appointments are usually between 8.30am and 5.00pm. However, if there is a machine being serviced then you may be asked to attend at a later time than this.

Unfortunately, due to the demand on the machines, we are unable to give you a specific regular time slot. However if you have a commitment that you need to attend on a specific day the staff will do their best to accommodate you.

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