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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy means the use of radiation, usually x-rays, to treat cancer. You might have radiotherapy as part of your treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

You might have radiotherapy to the brain or spinal cord if leukaemia cells have spread there. Or you might have radiotherapy to the whole body as part of a stem cell transplant.

Planning radiotherapy

Find out what happens at your planning appointment before radiotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

Radiotherapy to the brain

Find out how you have radiotherapy to the brain for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), and about the possible side effects.

Total body radiotherapy (TBI)

Find out how you have total body radiotherapy (TBI) before a stem cell transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and about the possible side effects.

Last reviewed: 
15 May 2018

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