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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  • Larynx cancer

    Radiotherapy for laryngeal cancer

    Radiotherapy treats cancer with high-energy rays that destroy cancer cells, while doing as little harm as possible to normal cells.

  • Larynx cancer

    What your treatment will involve

    Your specialist will plan your radiotherapy carefully to make sure it’s as effective as possible.

  • Larynx cancer

    Possible side effects

    If you are having radiotherapy for cancer of the larynx, you may have some side effects during treatment and afterwards.

  • General information

    Practical things to think about before you start radiotherapy

    Prepare for your radiotherapy by finding out what treatment involves and how it may affect your everyday routine.

  • General information

    Planning your treatment

    Radiographers will work with you to plan your radiotherapy treatment.

  • General information

    Making a radiotherapy mask

    During radiotherapy to the head and neck a mask is used to help you keep still so that exactly the right area is treated.

  • General information

    Where will I have radiotherapy?

    Radiotherapy treatment is given in a hospital’s radiotherapy department

  • General information

    Who might I meet?

    You will meet many different specialists 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.