Radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

External beam radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

This is the most common type of radiotherapy, using rays to target the cancer cells.

  • General information

    What is external beam radiotherapy?

    External beam radiotherapy is when high energy x-rays are given from a radiotherapy machine outside the body.

  • Head and neck cancers

    Types of external beam radiotherapy

    Different types of external-beam radiotherapy are used to treat head and neck cancers.

  • 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.

360° (VR) radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

Jerry talks us through his experience of going through radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, in 360° video.

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360° (VR) radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

Jerry talks us through his experience of going through radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, in 360° video.

About our cancer information videos