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What to ask the radiation therapist

The oncologist appointment can be a very tense moment, but it is worth always to mention that it is important for the breast cancer patient’s health and treatment. We listed some questions to ask the radiation therapist before starting the treatment:

-How many sessions I’ll need to take?

-Which side effects can I expect?

-How long does this side effects last?

-How long does each session last?

-How long does the whole treatment last?

-Does radiation therapy hurt?

-Why radiation therapy was chosen for my treatment?

-Can I keep on with my normal activities?

-Which situations should I contact the medical team?

-Does radiation therapy change my sex life?

-What is the chance that the disease does not spread if I take radiation therapy?

-What can happen if I do not take the treatment?