Slide show: Radiation therapy treatment planning
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Once planning is complete, you can begin radiation therapy.

During treatment, you'll be placed on a table in the same position that you were placed in during the radiation simulation. The immobilization devices used in simulation will now be used during your radiation therapy. This ensures you'll be in the same position established during simulation and that no movement will occur while the radiation beam is delivering treatment.

The radiation therapy treatment planning process provides a good opportunity for you to ask questions about what will happen during your treatment. Be sure to ask your treatment team about any concerns you might have. That way, you'll know what's occurring as you begin your radiation therapy.

Jan. 01, 2020