Having Radiation Therapy at Stanford

There is a lot to think about and learn when you need radiation therapy. You may want to know more about what radiation therapy is. You may also wonder what it is like to have radiation therapy at Stanford Medicine. Or, you may want to know how to prepare for it.

This online class was developed to help you learn about external beam radiation treatment and what to expect. It answers questions such as those below:

  • What is radiation therapy, and how does it treat cancer?
  • What are the side effects, and how can I manage them?
  • Why do I need to have a simulation visit?
  • How do I prepare for my visits?
  • Who do I see when I go for my radiation therapy?
  • When will I find out my radiation therapy schedule?
  • What should I do if I don’t understand something?
  • How can I cope with the feelings and emotions that I have?

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Self-paced offering. View at a day and time that is convenient for you.