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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  • Soft tissue sarcomas

    Radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcomas

    Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells. Conformal radiotherapy is usually given to treat soft tissue sarcomas.

  • Soft tissue sarcomas

    Possible side effects

    During radiotherapy, you may develop some side effects. You may also develop some late effects after your treatment has finished.

  • General information

    How should I prepare for 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

    Where will you 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.