Understanding Radiation Therapy

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More information from your American Cancer Society

The following related information may also be helpful to you. These materials may be ordered from our toll-free number at 1-800-227-2345 or read on our Web site at www.cancer.org.

More on radiation treatment

Radiation Therapy Principles (also in Spanish)

More on radiation side effects

Radiation Therapy Side Effects Worksheet

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Pain Control: A Guide for Those With Cancer and Their Loved Ones (also in Spanish)

Sexuality for the Man With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Your Lab Test Results

Other cancer treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Work and finance information

Americans With Disabilities Act: Information for People Facing Cancer (also in Spanish)

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (also in Spanish)

What Is COBRA? (also in Spanish)

Working During Cancer Treatment

Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

National organizations and Web sites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

American College of Radiology (ACR)
Toll-free number: 1-800-227-5463
Web site:www.acr.org

    The Web site has information on radiology procedures, radiation safety, FAQs, and a radiology glossary. It also offers a listing of accredited treatment facilities.

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
Toll-free number: 1-800-962-7876
Web site: www.rtanswers.org

    Online brochures on radiation therapy are available, as is a locator to find registered radiation oncologists

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Web site: www.cancer.gov

    The Web site includes accurate, up-to-date information about cancer for patients, their families, and the general public that covers a variety of cancer-related topics. It also provides clinical trial information and a matching service for patients.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for cancer-related information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org. We want to help you get well.

Last Medical Review: 01/24/2013
Last Revised: 01/24/2013