Radiotherapy for advanced melanoma

Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy rays, usually x-rays and similar rays (such as electrons) to treat cancer.

External beam radiotherapy video

External beam radiotherapy video

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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Advanced melanoma What is radiotherapy?

For advanced melanoma, a short course of radiotherapy is often used to help reduce pain and improve symptoms.

General information Planning your treatment

The radiographers will explain what needs to happen to plan your radiotherapy treatment.

General information Who might I meet?

You will meet many different specialists before, during and after radiotherapy treatment.

Back to Treating

Making treatment decisions

Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. Having the right information will help you make the right decision for you.

Surgery

Surgery can sometimes be used to help control the growth of advanced melanoma and relieve symptoms.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat cancer. It can be given in different ways and will be carefully planned.

Clinical trials

Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.

After treatment

After your treatment, you’ll have regular follow-up appointments.