Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy explained

Understand how radiotherapy works, how you can prepare and what to expect.

Radiotherapy explained

Radiotherapy explained

Consultant Clinical Oncologist Vincent Khoo describes external beam radiotherapy, how it works, and what it involves.

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Consultant Clinical Oncologist Vincent Khoo describes external beam radiotherapy, how it works, and what it involves.

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Cervical cancer What is radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy uses high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. You may have radiotherapy as a treatment for cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer Planning and having radiotherapy

Before you start your radiotherapy treatment it will need to be planned. The staff in the radiotherapy department will explain to you what will happen at your appointments.

Cervical cancer Possible side effects of radiotherapy

Over the course of your radiotherapy you may develop some side effects. You may also develop some late effects after your treatment has finished.

General information Who might I meet?

You will meet many different people before, during and after radiotherapy treatment.

General information After treatment?

It can take time to recover from radiotherapy. Support is there if you have any problems.