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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  • Cancer of unknown primary (CUP)

    Radiotherapy for CUP

    Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells. It aims to treat cancer or relieve symptoms.

  • Cancer of unknown primary (CUP)

    Possible side effects of radiotherapy for CUP

    Radiotherapy can cause side effects. These will depend on the area of the body being treated.

  • General information

    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.

  • General information

    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.

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    After treatment

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