Radiation Oncology

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Taking Care of Yourself During Radiation Therapy

Your radiation oncology team will work with you before, during, and after radiation therapy to help keep you as healthy and comfortable as possible throughout the process. Along with your radiation oncologist, radiation therapist, and radiation oncology nurse, you’ll have many others to provide support, like a nutritionist and a social worker.

Radiation therapy may cause side effects. These depend on the type of radiation therapy you have and the part of your body that’s treated. Your team will give you details about which side effects to expect, for how long, and how you can manage them. They will be available to help you with whatever comes up during your treatment.

  • Visit the patient support section to learn more about medical, emotional, and logistical support at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
  • Check out the radiation oncology resources to find more information about taking care of yourself during radiation therapy.