Questions to ask about radiotherapy


Listed below are some questions that may be helpful when talking about radiotherapy.

  • Is radiotherapy recommended for me?
  • Where will I need to go for radiotherapy?
  • If I have to travel a long way for radiotherapy, can I get financial support for travel and accommodation costs?
  • How long will radiotherapy last?
  • What side effects can I expect and when? How can I manage them?
  • Who should I contact if side effects develop?
  • Can I still work while I’m having radiotherapy?
  • Can I still drive while I’m having radiotherapy?
  • When will I have radiotherapy if I’m having other treatments for breast cancer?
  • Will radiotherapy affect whether I can have a breast reconstruction?
  • Will radiotherapy affect whether I can breastfeed?
  • How much will radiotherapy cost?