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About Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Radiation therapy is the use of various forms of radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer and other diseases. This two-minute video gives a brief introduction to radiation oncology and explains how it can be such a crucial part of cancer therapy. Close to 60 percent of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy at some point during the treatment of their illness.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Once a diagnosis of cancer has been made, you will probably talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists, such as a surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. You will want to ask these doctors about all your treatment options.
SURVIVOR CIRCLE
ASTRO established the Survivor Circle Award to honor cancer survivors in the cities where its Annual Meeting is held. This award recognizes local cancer survivors who give back to the community.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
YOUR DOCTOR
Learn important questions to ask before, during and after your treatment, including questions on radiation safety.
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IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR RADIATION THERAPY

Watch this video for more information on radiation therapy.
Download the Radiation Therapy for Cancer brochure.
Download the Treatment Team Brochure.
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