Radiation Oncology

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Patient Guide Video: What to Expect

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In this patient guide video, our nurses, doctors and technicians walk you through and explain each step of the radiation therapy process, introducing you to the important people you'll meet along the way.

From parking the car for your first consultation, meeting your personal primary nurse, preparing for treatment with a CT simulation, and even accessing follow-up appointments - we cover the whole process and answer your questions along the way.

Patient Guide Video: My Experience with Proton Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

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Filmmaker and Penn Radiation Oncology patient Tom Ashley documented his experience with radiation treatment to help others alleviate fears about their first visit. After he received radiation therapy for a nasal tumor at Penn Radiation Oncology in 2013, Tom wanted to help others going through the same experience.

Tom's tumor required a custom immobilization device (also known as a mask) which is used to help patients remain still and in the same position each time they receive treatment. To better explain the process, Tom brought the camera behind the scenes and documented the experience from his point of view.

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