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Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Some patients worry about the safety of radiation therapy. Radiation has been used successfully to treat patients for more than 100 years. In that time, many advances have been made to ensure that radiation therapy is safe and effective. With each advance, new quality checks have been developed to ensure safe treatment. Learn more.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Once a diagnosis of cancer has been made, you will probably talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists, such as a surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. You will want to ask these doctors about all your treatment options.
SURVIVOR CIRCLE
ASTRO established the Survivor Circle to honor cancer survivors and support groups during our Annual Meeting. The application period for both the Survivor Circle Award and Survivor Circle Grant are now open.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
YOUR DOCTOR
Learn important questions to ask before, during and after your treatment, including questions on radiation safety.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR CANCER

RT For Cancer brochure
Download the Radiation Therapy for Cancer brochure
video on radiation therapy
Watch the video on radiation therapy for cancers
tumor board infographic
Learn about the members of the radiation therapy team
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