Radiation therapy is a complex treatment, and creating an individualised treatment plan for your specific needs can require a number of appointments. Usually appointments will be on different days, but you may be taken through on the same day depending on your needs.
At your CT appointment, one of our nurses or radiation therapists will talk about your radiation treatment with you, including management of your skin, as well as possible side effects. We encourage you to bring a family member, friend or carer to be part of this discussion. The radiation therapist will then discuss your treatment and be provided an explanation of the process and what to expect, including time frames.
Radiation therapy is scheduled over an extended period of time, ranging from one day to eight weeks, enabling sessions to be as short as possible and for healthy cells to recover. A treatment session may only last 15 to 20 minutes, however you may need to attend other appointments, such as seeing your radiation oncologist.