Radiotherapy over 5 days .... should this be split

Hi, I had a 5 day course of radiotherapy planned for Christmas week. I had looked into just the 5 days and was more than happy that this was a good plan for me. This however has now been changed and will be 2 days of radiotherapy then 3 off followed by the other 3 day.

Has anyone else had this and also is this as effective as a straight 5 days as I’m sure that the research I looked at was the straight days.

Thanks in advance 


my RT was split with a weekend after 3 treatments.  It seemed to be normal practice at the hospital and it didn’t worry me at all. In fact I think it helped to have the break. I will be interested to hear other’s experiences as I have a follow up with the oncologist in January.