We've created this site to help you understand radiation therapy treatment.
Whether you've received a cancer diagnosis, or are a physician, carer, family member or patient, we're here to help.
You'll be guided through the most common questions and misconceptions about the process for radiation therapy treatment - including:
- the different types of treatments we offer
- what happens during planning and treatment
- side effects
- and more
We also have plenty of real life stories from patients who are keen to share the highs and lows of their treatments with you.
We want to make your experience easier
Hearing the words 'you have cancer' isn't easy. We know coming to terms with your cancer diagnosis can be hugely challenging for you - as well as for your friends and family.
There's a lot to take in, and our site is designed to make your radiation therapy experience easier.
You can explore the sections at your own pace, and learn the answers to common questions like:
- What is radiation therapy used for?
- What are the different treatment options?
- What are the possible side effects?
- How long does treatment take?
- Is radiation therapy safe?
- Will it burn my skin?
We want to help you understand what you need to do before you arrive for treatment at GenesisCare.
On our site, you'll find information to assist you during your cancer experience, for whatever treatment you require. You can read about what to expect for each treatment type, and the timeline for your treatment. You'll also be given practical links to find the right information and support you need.
Because when there's support available, the future can seem a little less daunting.