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Radiation Oncology

Preparing for Treatment

Treatments are usually given Monday through Friday at the same time each day. Your daily appointments will be arranged with the radiation therapist who will be treating you. We will try to give you the appointment time that you request whenever possible. Your appointment can be changed if a preferred time becomes available. Please call if you are unable to make your appointment.

On the day of your treatment, wear loose clothing that are comfortable and made of soft fabric. Avoid tight waistbands or collars, or anything that might be tight or constricting around your treatment area. Soft cotton fabrics are preferable.

Do not use deodorant soap the day of your treatment, or apply powders, lotion or deodorant in or near your treatment area. Please leave jewelry and other valuables at home.

Bring something to read or do in the waiting room. While we make every effort to start your treatment right away, there are sometimes unavoidable delays.

You should plan 30-45 minutes for each treatment. Please arrive just a few minutes prior to your appointment time and always check in with the reception desk when you arrive. To prevent long waits, please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early. You will be in the treatment room for approximately 15-30 minutes.

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