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The Initial Consult

Once you have been referred to Radiation Oncology, you will receive an appointment to come to the BRICC. You may decide to bring a family member or close friend with you to the appointment.
Our Radiation Oncologists work closely with other doctors including Surgeons and Medical Oncologists (experts in chemotherapy or drug therapy) to provide you with the best possible cancer care.   
The Radiation Oncologist will assess your case and discuss with you the aim of treating you with radiation therapy. This could be with the aim of curing your cancer, or providing relief from the symptoms of your cancer such as pain. 
They will discuss what the treatment involves and what side affects you might experience during and after a course of treatment.     Please ask questions - you do not need to decide on the day if you wish to go ahead with the treatment. 
If you do decide to proceed, you will be asked to sign a consent form stating that you agree to a course of radiation therapy and to what part of your body.

Support During Your Cancer Treatment 

We will ask you a series of questions about how you are feeling at this time.
The Radiation Oncologist may order some tests or arrange for you to see other health professionals before the next stage of your radiation therapy treatment pathway.