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Questions to ask about pancreatic cancer radiotherapy

  • Why is radiotherapy recommended for me?
  • Will radiotherapy help control my cancer?
  • Will radiotherapy help me to live longer?
  • Will radiotherapy make surgery more likely?
  • Will radiotherapy relieve any of my symptoms?
  • Will I have chemotherapy as well as radiotherapy?
  • What side effects am I likely to have?
  • Will the side effects have an impact on my daily life?
  • How long will the side effects last?
  • How can the side effects be managed?
  • Who do I contact if I have side effects?
  • Which hospital will I go to for radiotherapy?
  • Can I have radiotherapy closer to where I live?
  • Are there any clinical trials involving radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy that I could take part in?
  • Are there any other treatment options that would be suitable for me?

Published July 2017

To be reviewed July 2019

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