During treatment

The therapist will position you on the treatment table. If your treatment method requires a specially made device to help ensure the correct area is treated, it will be applied at this stage. These devices are used to help keep you very still and ensure that the radiation remains targeted precisely on the tumor.

While the radiation is being delivered, the therapist will be just outside the treatment room operating the linear accelerator from a control panel. Using special cameras, monitors and microphones, the therapist is able to hear you, see you and talk to you throughout your treatment. As soon as the treatment ends, the therapist will return to the room to help you off the treatment table. Please do not attempt to get up yourself. You may then return to the dressing room to change.

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