A Cancer Patient’s Guide to Radiation Therapy is a booklet that gives an overview of what is radiation therapy, the different stages of your treatment, what to expect, managing possible side effects, and answers to your frequently asked questions. This Patient Guide is for patients of all cancer types.
For information specific to your cancer type, visit the Cancer Treatment page, and click on Radiation Therapy.
Click here to watch a video of what a visit looks like for a patient getting radiation treatment (Courtesy: CTV News). You might see an ad before the radiation video.
Click here for directions to the Cancer Centre at RVH. Select “Cancer Program” under Find Your Way dropdown.
Click here for parking information.
Cancer Patient Transportation Services is a list of transportation options for those living in Simcoe Muskoka region. Some of the transportation options are only for cancer patients. Always call ahead to find out if the service is available.
Visit the Cancer Program webpage for COVID-19 updates and visitor restrictions. As the COVID-19 situation changes, this information will change as well. Check this page often.
Rotary House is a hotel-like lodge for patients at RVH. Located across the road from the Cancer Centre. If you are travelling from out of town, or don’t want to drive back and forth, this is a great option.
Patient and Family Support Services at the Cancer Centre is a brochure that outlines the supportive care services provided by our social worker, dietitians, Indigenous Patient Navigator, Drug and Special Access Navigators, Lymphedema Clinic Therapist, Spiritual Care Providers, and Tobacco Support Coach.