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Meet Róisín and Julie

In this video you will meet two radiation therapy patient advocates, Roisin and Julie.

Throughout the course we will be getting insights from two patient advocates, Róisín Whelan and Julie McCrossin and about their experiences of radiation therapy.

As Michelle mentions in the video, although you will be hearing from experts in the field of radiation therapy in this course, listening to patient experiences can help you better understand what the therapy entails.

Róisín Whelan
Róisín is a psychotherapist from Ireland, and found out she had nasopharyngeal cancer (upper part of the throat), when she was 18 years old. She was successfully treated with radiation therapy.
Róisín Whelan
Julie McCrossin
Julie is a journalist and broadcaster from Australia, and was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer in mid 2013. She had cancer in her tonsils, the back of her tongue and the side of her throat. She was successfully treated with 30 sessions of radiation therapy and four sessions of chemotherapy.
Julie McCrossin
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