What it is like to go through radiotherapy

This is a guide to prehabilitation and preparing for radiotherapy. It is for people with head and neck cancer and their carers

Cancer Education

Radiotherapy for head and neck cancer is challenging and can be overwhelming. It affects the face, neck and throat. It can be helpful to know what to expect about radiotherapy, such as common side effects. Find out more in the following video. There, people with head and neck cancer describe their experiences. It also has advice from radiation oncologist, Dr Madhavi Chilkuri.   

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Join a support group

  • Victorian Head & Neck Cancer Education & Support Group. They supply information and support for those affected by Head and Neck Cancer. They hold monthly meetings for members. This lets them share stories and tips with those going through similar experiences. Meeting details are available on the website and helpful resources.  

Read more about patient experiences

Information about attending radiotherapy

This video will take you through a typical patient experience when receiving radiation therapy at any of our Peter Mac radiation therapy sites

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