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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill eye cancer cells.

Radiotherapy treatment

Radiotherapy is a common treatment for melanoma of the eye, particularly for those that are small or medium sized.

Internal radiotherapy

Internal radiotherapy is also called brachytherapy.

External radiotherapy

This means directing radiotherapy beams at the tumour from outside the eye. 

Planning radiotherapy

Here is what will happen when you have a planning appointment before your external radiotherapy.

Having radiotherapy treatment

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

Side effects of radiotherapy

There are a number of possible short and long term side effect when you have radiotherapy for eye cancer.

Last reviewed: 
06 Jul 2015

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