Your First Radiation Oncology Appointment

What to Expect

Your radiation oncology team will discuss treatment options, including the risks, benefits and outcomes to you and answer any questions you may have. Expect to spend approximately one and a half hours at your first appointment.

During your first appointment, your radiation oncologist will:

  • Review your medical record, including x-rays and test results from any tests or biopsies.
  • Discuss your health history.
  • Explain the treatment options he/she would recommend for your type of cancer as well as the potential outcomes.

If you agree with the treatment plan your radiation oncologist recommends, you may be asked to start the process right away.