Radiotherapy: the first day

So today my dad had his first dose of radiotherapy for his throat cancer. It’s the first of 30 sessions.

He said he didn’t feel anything. He simply lay on the bed of the linear accelerator (that’s the name of the machine which delivers the strong dose of radiation). He said the most difficult part was laying down for 15 minutes without falling asleep.

He arrived at the hospital for 9am and was home by midday…