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

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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Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) Radiotherapy for small cell lung cancer

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

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) Radiotherapy to the brain

Small cell lung cancer can sometimes spread to the brain. To reduce this risk, you may be given radiotherapy to the head.

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

You may experience side effects from radiotherapy to the lungs. Make sure you understand the potential side effects before you start treatment.

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) Possible long term effects

Side effects of radiotherapy for lung cancer can happen many months or years after treatment. These are known as long-term effects.

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.