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Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to treat cancer. It is a common treatment for bone cancer.

This section is about radiotherapy for cancer that starts in your bone (primary bone cancer). If your cancer has spread into bone from another part of the body, it is called secondary bone cancer.

About radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to treat cancer. Find out about radiotherapy treatment for primary bone cancer.

Planning radiotherapy

See what happens at your planning appointment for radiotherapy for bone cancer. Many bone cancers are in an arm or leg.

Having radiotherapy treatment

Find out about what happens when you have external radiotherapy for bone cancer.

Side effects of radiotherapy

Find out about the side effects of radiotherapy for bone cancer and how to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
23 Jan 2015

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