Having stereotactic ablative radiotherapy treatment to the lung

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What is SABR? Your Oncologist has advised that you would benefit from a course of SABR treatment to the lung. Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) can also be referred to as stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). Radiotherapy is the use of high energy x-rays to treat cancer. It destroys the cancer cells in the area that we are treating and aims to …

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Preparing for chemotherapy or radiotherapy

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Prehabilitation for people with head and neck cancer having radiotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy This information leaflet has been written for people who will be having radiotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy to the head and neck region. What is prehabilitation? It means preparing for treatment by improving your: Nutrition. Physical fitness. Psychological wellbeing. Why do it? It can help you to: Improve your resilience …

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Having stereotactic ablative radiotherapy treatment to lymph nodes or bones

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What is SABR? SABR stands for stereotactic-ablative radiotherapy. It can also be referred to as SBRT, or stereotactic body radiotherapy. Your oncologist has advised that you would benefit from a course of SABR treatment to a lymph node or bone in your body. Radiotherapy is the use of high energy x-rays to treat cancer. It destroys the cancer cells in …

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Having stereotactic ablative radiotherapy treatment to adrenal metastases

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What is SABR? SABR stands for stereotactic-ablative radiotherapy. It can also be referred to as SBRT, or stereotactic body radiotherapy. Your oncologist has advised that you would benefit from a course of SABR treatment to your adrenal gland. Radiotherapy is the use of high energy x-rays to treat cancer. It destroys the cancer cells in the area that we are …

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Decisions about having palliative chemotherapy for my brain tumour

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Patient information Your oncologist is considering a course of drug treatment to try to control the growth of your brain tumour and minimise any effects on your wellbeing. Your team will have explained the likelihood of your tumour returning when you were first diagnosed. It can be a real shock to find out your tumour has regrown and making the …

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Finishing treatment – what’s next?

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Your Recovery Care Plan “When I am a patient, I am dependent. When I am a person, I am resourceful”. When treatment has been completed, we sometimes find people feel lost and wonder what will happen next. The Neuro-oncology team would like you to continue feeling informed and supported. This plan has been put together with that very much in …

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Radioactive iodine treatment after thyroid cancer

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Why am I having radioactive iodine treatment? Radioactive iodine treatment maybe recommended if you have had a total thyroidectomy after a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. Your oncologist will have considered your need for this, weighing up the risks and benefits to having the treatment. The radioactive iodine treatment will destroy any tissue left over from your thyroid surgery. A small …

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Macmillan Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist follow up clinic

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Introduction This leaflet is to help you understand Nurse led follow-up clinics for patients that have been or are diagnosed with lung cancer. You have been referred to the Nurse led clinic because your consultant is satisfied that your condition is stable and that your on-going care can be monitored at the Nurse led clinic.You may have even been referred …

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