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

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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General information What is radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells. This treatment is used to cure some types of cancer or to relieve symptoms.

General information Possible side effects of radiotherapy

You may experience side effects from radiotherapy to the lungs. Your doctor will explain the potential side effects before you start treatment.

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 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 your radiotherapy

It can take time to recover from radiotherapy. Support is there if you have any problems.