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 cancer of the larynx

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

  • Larynx cancer

    Planning your treatment

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

  • 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

    Before your radiotherapy

    Before you start radiotherapy, your team will explain what your treatment involves and how it may affect you.

  • 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

    Your radiotherapy team

    You will meet many different specialists from your radiotherapy team. You may see them 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.