Most of the time radiotherapy treatment is given to you as an outpatient, but the number of sessions you will need is dependent on you and the type of cancer you have. Sometimes you’ll need as little as a single treatment, other times it may be over a period of weeks.
Information and Guidance
What are the possible side effects of treating my type of cancer with radiotherapy?
What is radiotherapy used for? Is radiotherapy safe?
How Covid-19 could affect you while you are receiving radiotherapy treatment
This simple and effective technique is sometimes used during the treatment of breast cancer with radiotherapy.
Explanations of radiotherapy terminology.
Who will be treating you during radiotherapy?
Find out about other people’s radiotherapy experiences.
Find out more about clinical trials
Charities and organisations that can support you during cancer treatment
Click below for a video that shows the external beam radiotherapy treatment process.
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Types of radiotherapy
This is given by a machine outside of the body typically does not require a stay in hospital.
This involves having radioactive material placed inside the body, either through implants or liquids.
This is a form of external beam radiotherapy, which uses beams of energetic neutrons, protons, or other heavier positive ions for cancer treatment.
Radiotherapy: is it really worth it?
Author and illustrator Bruce Gilligan shares his first-hand experience of radiotherapy and how it’s influenced his life in more ways than one.
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