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External radiotherapy

Read about the different types of external radiotherapy and what happens during planning.

About external radiotherapy

External radiotherapy uses specialised radiotherapy machines to aim radiation beams at a cancer. This destroys the cancer cells. There are many different types of external radiotherapy.

Planning external radiotherapy

Get information on how external radiotherapy treatment is planned and what is involved.

Having external radiotherapy

What happens during external radiotherapy treatment including getting to the hospital.

Types of external radiotherapy

There are many different types of external radiotherapy. The type you have depends on your type of cancer and it's position in the body.

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