External beam radiotherapy explained

This is the most common type of radiotherapy, using rays to target the cancer cells.

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    What is external beam radiotherapy?

    External beam radiotherapy is the most common type of radiotherapy. A big machine directs external radiotherapy beams at the affected area.

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    Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)

    Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is a treatment that uses scans and specialist equipment to precisely target certain cancers. It is usually only suitable for smaller cancers.