LINAC LEGO Models Patient Education Julie McCrossin. Head & Neck Cancer survivor, Head & Neck Cancer Survivor, journalist & grandmother

In 2013, Julie McCrossin was successfully treated with 33 sessions of radiation therapy and weekly chemotherapy for Stage Four oropharyngeal cancer caused by HPV.

Every cancer patient and their family should have the opportunity to see a model Radiation Therapy machine or LINAC before the first treatment with radiation therapy.

If you can’t read, or you can’t speak the language, or you are too shocked by your cancer diagnosis to absorb information – seeing a model, with a little model patient on it, means you can see what the treatment will involve.

To see is to understand.

In this 12 minute video, Julie shows examples of Model LINACS from all over the world and she explains what her treatment involved & how the team saved her life.

Thank you to Varian for the opportunity to give this presentation to an on-line audience of over 430 people globally.