What is a radiation therapist?

The radiation therapist delivers your treatment at each radiation session under the supervision of the radiation oncologist. The therapist maintains your treatment records, can answer questions about the treatment and regularly provides quality checks on the radiation-producing machines to assure proper operation.

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