Before you can begin treatment, a clinical consultation and evaluation
are scheduled with your radiation oncologist. This specialist participates
in your cancer care in coordination with other physicians and medical
professionals. At the time of consultation, the radiation oncologist will
review your records, X-rays, scans, and other test results and perform
a physical examination. He or she may feel that additional tests are needed
and will discuss that with you. The radiation oncology nurse will work
closely with you and the physicians during the initial consultation.
If the radiation oncologist feels that you will benefit from radiation
therapy, a treatment plan will be presented to you during the consultation,
based on the results of the evaluation.
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