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Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. Find out about having external or internal radiotherapy, and the possible side effects.

Planning radiotherapy

Find out what happens at your planning appointment for external radiotherapy.

External radiotherapy

For external radiotherapy, a machine aims a precisely targeted dose of radiation to the cancer. Find out what happens. 

Internal radiotherapy

Internal radiotherapy means giving radiotherapy to the cancer from inside. It is also called brachytherapy.

Side effects of radiotherapy

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

Last reviewed: 
23 Oct 2014

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