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Radiotherapy treats cancer by using high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. You might have it before or after surgery, to treat a secondary cancer or to shrink or slow the growth of an advanced sarcoma. 

Why you have radiotherapy

Find out more about when and why you have radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcomas.

Planning radiotherapy

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

Radiotherapy treatment

Find out what happens when you have external radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcomas.

Side effects of radiotherapy

Learn about the side effects of external radiotherapy and how to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
19 Mar 2015

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