Radiation therapy is an established and effective treatment for cancer that has been in clinical use for over a century. It is routinely used to curatively treat many benign and malignant conditions such as cancer, and is often applied to manage the symptoms of advanced disease. However for most people in the community, radiation therapy remains an area of medicine that is relatively unknown.
If you have been referred to our service, it's likely to be your first experience with radiation therapy and like all new experiences it's natural to feel somewhat apprehensive about what lies ahead. One of the best ways to overcome this feeling is to make sure you have a clear understanding about what your treatment options are and what they involve.
The information in this section provides a general overview of the radiation therapy process. It's important to be aware that everybody's case is different so please do not hesitate to ask our radiation therapy team if you have any questions or concerns.