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Who can I contact if I'm concerned about my radiation therapy for prostate cancer?

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Many hospitals and clinics have a staff social worker who can help you. Check with your doctor to see if this is available to you.

The social worker can discuss any emotional issues or other concerns about your treatment or your personal situation. They can also share information about other resources, as well as housing or transportation needs, if you wish

People dealing with certain medical issues find it helpful to share experiences with others in the same situation. Your doctor can provide a list of support groups, if you're interested. Your social worker can help you find some, and you can look online, too.

From: Prostate Cancer: Radiation Therapy WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

American Urological Association.

FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 22, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society.

American Urological Association.

FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 22, 2017

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