There are several types of helpful information about radiation therapy from Essentia Health and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in this section. These include:
A Radiation Oncologist is a doctor who specializes in radiation therapy. He or she will prescribe the type and number of treatments you will receive. Your doctor will see you once a week to check your progress and answer your questions.
A Radiation Therapy Nurse gives your nursing care. He or she will teach you about your treatments and any side effects you might have.
A Radiation Therapist gives you the radiation treatment each day.
A Registered Dietitian can suggest ways to help you eat healthy and improve your appetite. Ask to see a dietitian if you have questions about food or eating.
A Radiation Social Worker can help with lodging, transportation, financial aid, home care, equipment, supports groups and other services.
The Dosimetrist and Physicist develop your treatment plan. They also maintain the quality of our equipment.
Scheduling Coordinators will help you schedule your treatments. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A Chaplain will gladly talk with you about spiritual, cultural or emotional issues.
For patients and family members new to radiation therapy, this folder contains six information documents in PDF format that can help you. These can be viewed, downloaded and printed on your desktop or laptop computer, smartphone or tablet. Press or touch "Learn More" Below:
There may be times we need to call you about your appointment. Please let the front desk staff know the correct number to reach you if:
If you have any questions or concerns, please call:• Radiation Oncology - (218) 786-1311
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