Radiation treatments are generally given five days a week for a set number of weeks. Your doctor will determine the appropriate length of treatment for you. Daily visits last between 15 and 30 minutes and are scheduled in advance at an appointment time that is convenient for you.
At least once a week, additional time will be needed for you to meet with the radiation oncologist to discuss your progress. You may also meet with other members of the treatment team and other health care professionals, such as a nurse navigator, social worker or registered dietitian.
Even though you may feel completely well and notice few physical changes during the course of your treatments, it is very important to keep all your scheduled appointments, including the visits to discuss your progress and other health needs.