External beam radiotherapy explained

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.

  • Lung cancer

    Types of external beam radiotherapy

    Some people have different types of radiotherapy to treat lung cancer. This can include CHART, SABR or prophylactic cranial radiotherapy (PCR).