Radiotherapy explained

Understand how radiotherapy works, how you can prepare and what to expect.

  • Pancreatic cancer

    Radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer

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

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    Possible side effects

    There are things you can do to help manage the possible side effects of radiotherapy treatment.

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    Before your radiotherapy

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

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    Planning your treatment

    Radiographers will work with you to plan your radiotherapy treatment.

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    Where will I have radiotherapy?

    Radiotherapy treatment is given in a hospital’s radiotherapy department

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    Your radiotherapy team

    You will meet many different specialists from your radiotherapy team. You may see them before, during and after radiotherapy treatment.