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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What is radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells. This treatment is used to cure cancer or to relieve symptoms.

Masks for radiotherapy

A radiotherapy mask keeps your head and neck still during radiotherapy to this area. This makes treatment more accurate and effective.

Who might I meet?

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

After treatment

It can take time to recover from radiotherapy. Support is there if you have any problems.