Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy explained

Radiotherapy may be used alongside chemotherapy to treat small cell lung cancer. It can also be used on its own to ease symptoms.

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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General information What is radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells. This treatment aims to treat cancer or relieve symptoms.

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) Radiotherapy for SCLC

Radiotherapy can be used to treat or ease symptoms of small cell lung cancer.

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) Possible side effects of radiotherapy

You may experience side effects from radiotherapy to the lungs. Your doctor will explain the potential side effects before you start treatment.

General information Planning your treatment

The radiographers will explain what needs to happen to plan your radiotherapy treatment.

General information Who might I meet?

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