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Radiation Therapy: Resources to Help

Radiation Therapy: Resources to Help

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You can bring family members with you for support to healthcare visits.

When you found out you had cancer, you most likely have had questions about treatment. You are not facing cancer treatment alone. Loved ones, support groups, and counseling can help you. Keep a list of any questions you have for your radiation therapy team. Ask these questions during your visits, or call if you need to.

You can learn more about radiation therapy from the resources below.

Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells. It can cause side effects that depend on:

  • What type of radiation therapy is done

  • What part of your body receives the radiation

  • How long your treatment lasts

Cancer resources

To learn more about cancer and radiation and to find support groups, contact the resources below:

  • American Cancer Society
    800-227-2345
    www.cancer.org

  • National Cancer Institute
    800-422-6237
    www.cancer.gov

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology 
    703-502-1550
    www.rtanswers.org

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