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The aim of this leaflet is to help inform you, and those that are close to you about total body irradiation (TBI) treatment and what you can do to assist yourself during treatment. You are having TBI as part of your preparation for a blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant. Your radiotherapy treatment will be fully explained by your doctor, radiation therapist or nurse, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

This document is a guide only and cannot cover every possible situation. The health professionals caring for you should always consider your individual situation when making decisions about your care. Contact your cancer clinic staff or doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, or you are having problems coping with side effects. Use of this document is subject to eviQ’s disclaimer available at

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15 Oct 2019