0:30 Learning hours
An introduction to radiotherapy
Speaker: Philip Reynolds, Review Lead Radiographer, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
With an increasing number of men being diagnosed with prostate cancer, a patient may be faced with a difficult choice as to which treatment is right for them. This webinar will provide an introduction into radiotherapy be that external beam or brachytherapy, demystify the jargon and address the fears that patients may have about its use.
Philip has recently been appointed the review lead radiographer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London with a special interest in prostate cancer. His previous role was the advanced practice urology radiographer in radiotherapy at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. He qualified with a BSc in radiotherapy in 1999 at the Christie Hospital in Manchester and has worked in departments around the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Philip spent 8 years as a clinical team member before moving into his specialist urology role. He now works alongside the clinicians in uro-oncology and reviews and supports patients who are having radiotherapy for a urological cancer before and during treatment and into survivorship. He has completed masters level modules in radiotherapy on-treatment review and prostate cancer and is a non-medical prescriber. As a part of advancing practice he is able to insert gold seed markers into the prostate prior to radiotherapy. He has a special interest in improving radiotherapy techniques to reduce toxicity for men having radiotherapy to the prostate.