In the initial consultation, your radiation oncologist will conduct a physical exam and ask questions about your general health and any side effects you are experiencing. Your radiation oncologist will help you understand your diagnosis, recommended treatment options, and potential side effects.
Please bring the following to your appointment:
Prior studies – Most of the time, our office can request these from your physician’s office. However, you may need to contact them to obtain the images. Please keep in mind it can take several days to receive these images.
- All Patients: You may download the new patient packet here.
- Prostate Cancer Patients Only: you may download the International Prostate Symptom Score (I-PSS) form here.
- Prostate Cancer Patients Only: you may download the Sexual Health Inventory for Men form here.Please fill these out to the best of your ability before you arrive as this helps us keep our check-in process fast and efficient. If you have questions, please feel free to ask the front desk staff when you arrive and they’ll be happy to assist you.
3D images are generated of the tumor. This helps the Radiation Oncologist to know the exact size, shape and location of the tumor so a customized treatment plan can be developed.
The Radiation Oncologist will work with the team to develop a specific treatment plan for you. With the help of sophisticated software, the doctor will develop a detailed treatment plan that will specify the correct dosage, where the radiation should be delivered and on what schedule.
Most patients will undergo treatment 5 times per week for approximately 4-6 weeks. During this time, you’ll meet with your Radiation Oncologist every week to monitor progress and ask any questions you may have. Treatments will be modified if necessary.
During follow up appointments, our radiation oncologist will monitor your progress and any health changes. Follow up care is an extremely important component of cancer treatment because it aids in the prevention and detection of other potential cancers.