The Royal Marsden Hospital (Sutton)
Review of Radiotherapy Sutton,
6th August 2021
The last three questions do not apply.
I cannot fault my experience at the Marsden. Everything was so well organised that there was no room for worrying about anything. The process was seamless.
I last had treatment here 18 plus years ago. My treatment took several weeks then and now takes only 5 days. That is progress! Not only that, the tattoos that were done then were reused this time, which, I believe only goes to show how well trained the staff were then, and are now.
Having Radiotherapy is not something you should fear at the Marsden. You will be well looked after.
There seems to be a query on the amount of radiation received over the 5 days.
I am naturally curious, and wanted to know if the same intensity was delivered each day, or is the dose increased between the first day and the last.
I had different answers on different days, so I am not yet sure.
It may in fact be that the time it takes to deliver the same intensity, is the answer. Is it delivered more quickly at the beginning of the 5 days, and the time of exposure increased towards the end of the 5 days?