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FAQs

If you have a question that is not covered in this section then please contact us today.

How do I know if I have a condition that can be treated with radiotherapy?

To find out more about the conditions we treat just click on one of the links below to find out more

If I don’t have private medical insurance can I still get this treatment?

Yes you can. If you do not have private medical insurance, you can pay for the radiotherapy treatment at the Dupuytren’s Practice yourself. We can provide you with a detailed quote, and you can pay by cash, cheque, debit card or credit card. If you would like more information on payment options then follow this link.

When should I get treatment?

Knowing when to get treatment for any of these benign conditions is very important. To find out more just click on one of the links below

How soon can I start my treatment?

Within two weeks of your consultation with Dr Shaffer.

Click here to find out more about what you can expect from your treatment.

Where can I get treatment?

The Dupuytren’s Practice has eight specialist centres where you can receive your treatment. To find out about where these centres are located just follow this link.

What is involved in the treatment?

Click here to find out what you can expect from your treatment.

Will it hurt?

Radiotherapy treatment is a painless procedure and does not hurt at all. Occasionally patients may feel a little tired. If you find that the tiredness is persisting you should contact one of the radiographers from your chosen treatment centre.

Can I drive after my treatment?

Yes. Radiotherapy will not make you feel drowsy or dizzy.

How effective is radiotherapy in treating these conditions?

For more information about the effectiveness of radiotherapy for each condition we treat just click on the condition that interests you from the links below

How can I get treatment from Dr Shaffer?

Patients wanting to receive treatment with Dr Shaffer should book an appointment. Just follow this link and fill out our enquiry form.