Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy explained

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

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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  • Soft tissue sarcomas

    Radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcomas

    Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells. Conformal radiotherapy is usually given to treat soft tissue sarcomas.

  • Soft tissue sarcomas

    Possible side effects

    You may get some side effects from radiotherapy – these can develop during, or sometimes after, treatment.

  • General information

    Before your radiotherapy

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

  • Soft tissue sarcomas

    Planning your treatment

    Your clinical oncologist and the radiotherapy team will plan your radiotherapy treatment with you.

  • General information

    Where will you have radiotherapy?

    Radiotherapy treatment is given in a hospital’s radiotherapy department

  • 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.