Patient Videos

  • ASTRO has created a series of videos to help patients better understand what to expect when receiving radiation therapy for cancer. These videos are available for members to download or embed on their own facility sites.

  • Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Video

    This ten-and-a-half minute video gives a general overview of radiation therapy as used for brain tumors and walks a patient visually through the simulation and treatment process, with explanations of everything involved. Patients are given the opportunity to see what the equipment looks like, to be introduced to the members of the health care team treating them, learn about side effects and hear from patients. Sold on thumb drive.

     

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    This video is available for patients to view on RTAnswers at
    www.rtanswers.org/treatmentinformation/cancertypes/brain.


    Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Video

    This nine-and-a-half minute video gives a general overview of radiation therapy as used for breast cancer and walks a patient visually through the simulation and treatment process with explanations of everything involved. Patients are given the opportunity to see what the equipment looks like and to be introduced to the members of the health care team treating them. Sold on thumb drive.

     

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    This video is available for patients to view on RTAnswers at
     www.rtanswers.org/treatmentinformation/cancertypes/breast/index.


    Radiation Therapy for Gynecologic Cancers Video

    This ten-and-a-half minute video gives a general overview of radiation therapy as used for gynecologic cancers and walks a patient visually through the simulation and treatment process, including external radiation therapy and brachytherapy, with explanations of everything involved. Patients are given the opportunity to see what the equipment looks like, to be introduced to the members of the health care team treating them, learn about side effects and hear from patients. Sold on thumb drive.

     

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    This video is available for patients to view on RTAnswers at
     www.rtanswers.org/treatmentinformation/cancertypes/gynecologic


    Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers Video

    This ten-and-a-half minute video gives a general overview of radiation therapy as used for head and neck cancers and walks a patient visually through the simulation and treatment process, with explanations of everything involved. Patients are given the opportunity to see what the equipment looks like, to be introduced to the members of the health care team treating them, learn about side effects and hear from patients. Sold on thumb drive.

     

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    This video is available for patients to view on RTAnswers at
     http://www.rtanswers.org/treatmentinformation/cancertypes/headneck/facts


    Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer Video

    This nine minute video gives a general overview of radiation therapy as used for lung cancer and walks a patient visually through the simulation and treatment process with explanations of everything involved. Patients are given the opportunity to see what the equipment looks like and to be introduced to the members of the health care team treating them. Sold on thumb drive.

     

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    This video is available for patients to view on RTAnswers at
     http://rtanswers.org/treatmentinformation/cancertypes/lung/facts


    Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Video

    This nine minute video provides an overview of radiation therapy for prostate cancer including external beam and brachytherapy, and walks a patient visually through the simulation and treatment process. Patients have the opportunity to see what the equipment looks like and are introduced to the members of the health care team who will be treating them.

     

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    This video is available for patients to view on RTAnswers at
    www.rtanswers.org/treatmentinformation/cancertypes/prostate/index.


    An Introduction to Radiation Therapy Video

    This 17-minute video is meant to educate patients on external beam radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. This video is available for ASTRO members to show to patients to help alleviate some of the fear of undergoing radiation therapy for treatment of their disease. Sold on thumb drive.

     

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    This video is available for patients to view on RTAnswers at www.rtanswers.org/treatmentinformation/whattoexpect/index.