What happens before radiation therapy?

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After you are diagnosed with cancer, specialists at Sheba Medical Center will meet with you to evaluate your condition and design the most effective treatment program, including how much radiation you will receive and to which organs in your body. Patients who are recommended for radiotherapy will meet with a radiation oncologist for simulation. Simulation is the process of measuring your body and marking your skin to help direct the team, so radiation can be targeted precisely each time it is administered. This precise planning is a critical part of the treatment process.

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