Radiation Therapy: Support and Resources
|You can bring family members with you for support to healthcare visits.
When you find out you have cancer, you
most likely have questions about treatment.
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
You are not facing cancer treatment alone. Keep a list of any
questions you have for your radiation therapy team. Ask these questions during your
visits. Call your team if you need to.
You can also get help from:
Talk with your healthcare team if you need referral to
To learn more about cancer and to
find support groups, contact the resources below:
American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
American Society for Radiation
Oncology 703-502-1550 www.rtanswers.org
© 2000-2019 The StayWell Company, LLC. 800 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.