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Information For Patients Receiving Radiation at BMCHRC

Welcome to Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (BMCHRC), a beacon of hope and healing for individuals confronting Information For Patients Receiving Radiation. Our institution stands as a pillar of comprehensive care, where cutting-edge treatments merge with compassionate support to guide patients towards optimal health outcomes.

At BMCHRC's Radiation Oncology Services, we aim to make your radiation therapy experience as smooth and supportive as possible. Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to precisely target and destroy cancer cells. Before beginning treatment, you'll go through a planning session with imaging scans and custom devices to ensure accurate targeting. Each treatment session lasts only a few minutes, during which you must remain still. Our expert team will guide you through each step, manage any side effects, and address your concerns. Regular follow-up appointments will track your progress and adjust your treatment as needed, keeping you on the path to recovery with confidence and care.

Empowering Patients Through Education

At BMCHRC's Radiation Oncology Services, we prioritize patient education to ensure informed decision-making and confidence throughout the radiation therapy process. Our comprehensive educational resources provide detailed insights into radiation therapy, covering topics such as treatment procedures, potential side effects, and self-care tips. By empowering patients with knowledge, we aim to alleviate anxiety and foster a sense of control over their treatment journey.

Personalized Treatment Planning

Every patient's journey through radiation therapy is unique, which is why personalized treatment planning is a cornerstone of our approach at BMCHRC. Our experienced team conducts thorough assessments and collaborates closely with patients to develop tailored treatment plans that consider individual needs, tumor characteristics, and treatment goals. By customizing treatment strategies, we optimize outcomes and ensure the best possible care for each patient.


Compassionate Support Every Step of the Way

Navigating radiation therapy can be emotionally and physically challenging, but at BMCHRC's Radiation Oncology Services, patients are never alone. Our compassionate team provides unwavering support throughout the treatment process, offering guidance, reassurance, and empathy. From the initial consultation to post-treatment follow-up care, we prioritize patient well-being and comfort, ensuring a positive experience and successful outcomes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Radiation Therapy, and how does it work?

Radiation Therapy uses high-energy beams to target and destroy cancer cells while minimizing harm to surrounding healthy tissue. It works by damaging the DNA of cancer cells, preventing them from multiplying and spreading.

What types of Cancer can be treated with Radiation Therapy?

Radiation Therapy can effectively treat various types of Cancer, including Breast, Lung, Prostate, and Head and Neck Cancers, among others.

How will I feel during Radiation Therapy?

While Radiation Therapy is generally painless, you may experience Fatigue, Skin Irritation, and other side effects depending on the treatment area. Your healthcare team will provide strategies to manage these symptoms and improve your comfort.

Will Radiation Therapy make me Radioactive?

External Radiation Therapy does not make you Radioactive, and it is safe to be around others, including children and Pregnant Women, after treatment sessions.

How long does each Radiation Therapy session last?

Each session typically lasts between 15 to 30 minutes, but the actual treatment time may vary based on your treatment plan and specific needs.

Will I need to stay in the hospital during Radiation Therapy?

Most Radiation Therapy treatments are performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to return home shortly after your session. Hospitalization is generally not required unless your treatment plan necessitates it.

How soon will I see results from Radiation Therapy?

Results from Radiation Therapy vary depending on the type and stage of cancer being treated. Your healthcare team will monitor your progress and discuss any changes or improvements with you throughout your treatment journey.

Can I continue working and performing daily activities during Radiation Therapy?

Many patients are able to maintain their regular activities during radiation therapy, although you may need to adjust your schedule to accommodate treatment sessions and manage potential side effects.

Will I lose my hair from Radiation Therapy?

Hair loss is not a common side effect of External Radiation Therapy unless the treatment area includes the scalp. Your healthcare team will discuss potential side effects with you before starting treatment.

What should I do if I experience side effects during Radiation Therapy?

It's essential to communicate openly with your healthcare team about any side effects you experience. They can provide strategies to manage symptoms and improve your overall comfort during treatment.

How will Radiation Therapy affect my daily life?

Radiation Therapy may cause temporary changes in your daily routine, such as increased fatigue or skin irritation. However, most patients are able to continue their usual activities with some adjustments.

Will I need follow-up appointments after completing Radiation Therapy?

Yes, follow-up appointments are essential to monitor your progress and address any lingering side effects or concerns after completing Radiation Therapy. Your healthcare team will schedule these appointments accordingly.

Can I drive myself to and from Radiation Therapy appointments?

In most cases, patients can drive themselves to and from Radiation Therapy appointments. However, if you experience significant side effects that affect your ability to drive safely, it's important to arrange alternative transportation.

Will I need to follow any special dietary restrictions during Radiation Therapy?

Your healthcare team may recommend dietary adjustments to help manage side effects and support your overall health during Radiation Therapy. They will provide personalized guidance based on your specific needs and treatment plan.

How can I stay informed and involved in my treatment decisions?

Your healthcare team is committed to keeping you informed and involved in your treatment decisions every step of the way. Don't hesitate to ask questions, seek clarification, and voice your concerns throughout your radiation therapy journey. Your input is valuable in ensuring the best possible outcomes and experience.