You are here: Home Colorectal Cancer Rectal Cancer ... Colorectal ... Summary
Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

Colorectal Cancer: In Treatment: External Radiation Therapy


Next »


If you already read about in treatment for chemotherapy, you will see that much of the general content in that document is the same as for radiation. Since most of us tend to see things we missed during a single reading, it is recommended that you take the time to reread familiar sections. It is better to be safe instead of sorry.

Radiation has been used as a treatment for cancer since the early 1900s.

Radiation for colorectal cancer is painless, quick and silent. It takes place over a period of weeks or months. 

When radiation is given at the same time as chemotherapy, it is known as ChemoRadiation. For information about chemotherapy, and information about ChemoRadiation, see the documents in “To Learn More.”

For information about the practical aspects to consider before EBRT starts, click here.

The discussion concerning In Treatment is divided into the following which are covered in other sections of this document.:


  • Keep in mind that your primary doctor is also part of your medical team. Ask your specialists to keep him or her up-to-date. Don't skip your regular appointments.
  • If you are treated in a hospital other than your local hospital,  get a copy of your medical records for the local hospital where you will do the follow up. You are legally entitled to a copy. There may be a charge. For additional information, click here.

Please share how this information is useful to you. 0 Comments


Post a Comment Have something to add to this topic? Contact Us.

Characters remaining:

  • Allowed markup: <a> <i> <b> <em> <u> <s> <strong> <code> <pre> <p>
    All other tags will be stripped.