Radiation Therapy

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Radiation Therapy is the treatment of cancer using radiation. Radiation is used to damage cancer cells. This can be done in different ways. Your radiation oncologist will talk with you about your choices for treatment. If you decide to have radiation treatment, your radiation oncologist and nurse will tell you what will happen next.

The first step is to plan your radiation treatments. This is done before your treatment starts. You will need to come to the Cancer Centre for a CT scan (it is called Radiation Simulation on your list of appointments). The information on your CT scan is used to plan your radiation treatments.  Plan to come 20 minutes before your appointment time.

At your CT Scanning appointment, we will ask if you prefer morning or afternoon treatment appointments. We do our best to help you with this. We treat over 150 patients a day (both scheduled and emergency radiation treatments).

Please confirm your radiation treatment appointments 48 hours before each appointment. You can review these appointments at the computer when you check in. You will also need to check in with the B1 Level clerks every week to receive a new appointment list.  For your first treatment, plan to come 20 minutes before your appointment time.

Radiation Therapy is located on the B1 Level of the Cancer Centre. You will need to take the elevator or the stairs to the B1 or lower level of the Cancer Centre.

To learn more about your radiation treatments read the Canadian Cancer Society booklet ‘Radiation Therapy: A Guide for People With Cancer” that was given to you. 

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From Hospital Court, enter through the main lobby and continue past the food court to the A-wing hallway, located just passed the lobby escalators. Turn left into the A-wing hallway and continue past the double doors into the first floor of the cancer centre. Take the C Wing Elevators down to B1 Level. When you exit the elevators, the reception desk will be on your right. Please check in with your ID Card at the computer in the waiting room. 

From Parkwood Court, the main entrance to the cancer centre is at the set of hospital doors furthest to the east on Parkwood Court. Come through this entrance and head straight to the C Wing Elevators. Take the C Wing Elevators down to B1 Level. When you exit the elevators, the reception desk will be on your right. Please check in with your ID Card at the computer in the waiting room.

 

 

 

 

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