Radiotherapy

Patient Journey Video

A patient information video outlining what a person can expect from radiotherapy treatment has been launched by our radiotherapy department at the Cancer Centre with the support of Friends of the Cancer Centre.

Over 250 people attend the Cancer Centre for radiotherapy treatment every day and the video has been created as a tool for these patients before they start their radiotherapy treatment to help break down some of the fear, uncertainty and misunderstanding that can often surround this form of cancer treatment.

As well as explaining what exactly radiotherapy is, the video follows a patient from their arrival at the Cancer Centre, through the treatment planning process and shows what can be expected from the treatment itself.

Useful information on parking passes, support services and other facilities in the hospital are also covered to ensure that the patient has all information available before their first appointment.

Featuring staff from all areas within the radiotherapy department, the video was developed by the Information and Support Radiographer, Lindsey Anderson. She said, “Radiotherapy can be a really difficult time for patients as it’s a side of cancer treatment that is less well known, which can often lead to misunderstanding and fear for many patients. As a team we try to alleviate this through our monthly Information and Support Evenings, where patients, their relatives and friends can come to the Cancer Centre to meet the team and see what is involved at any point in their radiotherapy journey.”