Cancer Center

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I work during radiation treatment?
Most people are able to work during radiation therapy.

Can I drive after radiation treatment?
Almost all patients are able to drive while receiving treatment.

Is radiation therapy painful?
Radiation therapy isn't painful, but some of the side effects can cause discomfort.

How long does it take for a radiation treatment?
Each radiation therapy treatment takes about 10 – 15 minutes.

What is a Linear Accelerator?
A linear accelerator (or “lin-ac”) is the device that accurately delivers your radiation treatment. St. Luke’s is proud to be a Varian showsite, offering the latest and most up-to-date equipment.

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