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This page offers answers to frequently asked questions about ASTRO and radiation therapy.

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  • About ASTRO

    Answers to frequently asked questions about ASTRO.

  • About Cancer

     Find cancer statistics and answers to frequently asked questions about cancer.

  • About Radiation Therapy

    Useful answers to frequently asked questions such as What is radiation therapy?, How do patients receive radiation therapy?, How long does radiation therapy take? and Who administers radiation therapy?

  • About the Radiation Oncology Team

    The radiation oncology team is made up of radiation oncologists, radiation oncology nurses, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists and social workers. All states require continuing medical education for these professionals, and many states have programs to inspect the radiation therapy equipment.

  • Fast Facts About Radiation Therapy

    Important and useful information about radiation therapy and its relation to cancer treatment.

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