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Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. You may have radiotherapy on its own or in combination with surgery.

You have radiotherapy after surgery if your cancer was a high grade cancer or it had spread to the lymph nodes. The radiotherapy lowers the chance of the cancer coming back.

Planning radiotherapy

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

Radiotherapy treatment

Find out when you might have radiotherapy and how you have it for salivary gland cancer.

Side effects

Read about the side effects of radiotherapy for salivary gland cancer and how to manage them.

Last reviewed: 
27 Jun 2014

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