Making the Decision to Have Radiation Therapy for Oral Cancer
Your doctor may recommend radiation therapy for you in any of the following situations:
You will talk with a radiation oncologist, a doctor who specializes in both cancer and radiation. You’ll find out what type of radiation you need, at what dose, what side effects to expect, and how long the radiation therapy will last. During your visit, ask how you can expect to feel during and after the treatments. To help deal with and remember the information the doctor gives you, it is helpful to bring a family member or close friend, as well as a list of questions and concerns, to your appointments.