Your radiation oncology team will answer all of your questions to help you feel comfortable during your treatments.
Your treatment team is led by a radiation oncologist who will guide all of your radiation therapy treatments.
It is always okay to ask questions if you are confused or concerned before, during or after treatment.
Your radiation oncology nurse is available to answer questions and help manage any side effects of treatment.
Your radiation oncologist uses sophisticated medical equipment to make sure the radiation goes directly to your tumor while avoiding healthy organs.
Radiation therapy treatments are generally painless, much like receiving an X-ray. The most common side effects are skin irritation, like a sunburn, and fatigue.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013, 82,770 new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed and 12,650 will die of the disease. Learn more about how radiation therapy is used to treat skin cancer and view our educational patient brochure.
A team of highly trained medical professionals will be involved in your care during radiation therapy. This team is led by a radiation oncologist, a doctor who specializes in using radiation to treat cancer. Learn more about the rest of your treatment team.
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