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What happens before the consultation?
What happens at the consultation?
Before you meet with a radiation oncologist (a cancer doctor specializing in radiation treatment) the nurse will review the medical questionnaire with you and may ask additional questions about your medical history. The nurse will also get your weight and blood pressure before you meet with the radiation oncologist.
The radiation oncologist will review the details of your case with you and explain the ways in which radiation might be beneficial in your fight against cancer. You may be asked to change into a gown so the radiation oncologist can perform a physical examination.
You are encouraged to bring along any family member or supportive friends with you to your consultation.
What should I bring to the consultation?
- Your current list of medications
- Your identification
- Your health insurance card if you have one
- If you have a pacemaker, please bring a copy of your pacemaker ID card
If I’m going to have radiation treatments, what happens next?
Before treatment can begin you will need to complete a treatment planning session referred to as a simulation. The details of this are explained in the following section.
If you or your family is interested in touring our facility prior to your starting radiation treatment, please contact one of our nurses.