Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells. This treatment is used to cure some types of cancer or to relieve symptoms.
Radiotherapy is carefully planned for each person by a team of experts.
Before you start radiotherapy, your team will explain what your treatment involves and how it may affect you.
Radiotherapy can cause side effects. Your radiographer or nurse will give you advice or medicines to help manage them.
It can take time to recover from radiotherapy. Support is there if you have any problems.
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