Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. It is only a treatment for CML in particular situations. You might have it as part of a bone marrow transplant or rarely you might have it to your spleen if it is very enlarged and uncomfortable
Read what happens at your planning appointment for external radiotherapy.
Find out what happens when you have external radiotherapy for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).
Knowing about the possible side effects of radiotherapy can help you manage and cope with them.