Will The Treatments Hurt While They Are Being Given?

1. What is Radiation Therapy?

2. How does Radiation Therapy work?

3. What can I expect after I am told I need Radiation Therapy?

4. Will Radiation Therapy make me radioactive?

5. Will the treatments hurt while they are being given?

Depending on the treatment given, treatments are usually painless.


Specifically, you should not have pain while receiving external beam treatments or radiopharmaceutical therapy treatments. Some brachytherapy procedures do require local or general anesthesia to help with any pain that may occur.

6. Which side effects may I have, and how long will they last?

7. What things can I do to help myself during treatment?

8. How do I make an appointment?

9. Do I need preauthorization from my insurance carrier for treatment?

10. What other services can I receive at the Cancer Treatment Center?