Questions for the Radiation Oncologist

Questions to Ask the Radiation Oncologist

Temple Radiation Oncology Consultation


  • The risk of possible side effects must be weighed against the potential benefits of radiation therapy and should be discussed before starting treatment.


  • What type of radiation therapy are you recommending?
  • What is the purpose of this radiation therapy?
  • What are the chances it will work?
  • What other treatments (like surgery or chemotherapy) will I get?
  • What will happen if I do nothing?
  • Are there other treatment options?
  • How many daily treatments will I need?
  • What happens during each treatment?
  • What are the likely side effects?

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a Temple Radiation Oncologist, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).