Radiation Therapy: Support and Resources
When you find out you have cancer, you most likely have questions about treatment.
|You can bring family members with you for support to healthcare visits.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells. It can also affect healthy cells nearby and 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 lasts
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:
Support groups (in person or online)
Social workers, case managers, or navigators
Talk with your healthcare team if you need a referral to counseling.
To learn more about cancer and to find support groups, contact the resources below:
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