This section is about radiotherapy, which is used to treat some types of cancer. You may find it helpful to read it alongside our information about your type of cancer.
This video provides a brief overview of radiotherapy and how external beam radiotherapy is given.
The information in this video was correct as of 1 April 2011.
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We hope this section answers your questions and helps you cope with any side effects that radiotherapy may cause. We can’t advise you about the best treatment for you. This information can only come from your doctor, who knows your full medical history.
If you have any further questions about your treatment, ask the doctor, nurse or radiographer looking after you. It’s important to talk to someone who is familiar with your treatment, as radiotherapy differs from one person to another. Even if other people you meet have the same cancer as you, they may be having different treatment.