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Radiotherapy uses high energy waves to treat brain tumours.

Planning radiotherapy

Your specialist plans radiotherapy very carefully. Find out what happens at your planning appointment for external radiotherapy.

Radiotherapy treatment

Radiotherapy is a common treatment for brain tumours. Find out what happens during and after your radiotherapy.

Stereotactic radiotherapy

Stereotactic radiotherapy is a way of targeting radiotherapy very precisely at your tumour. 

Radiosurgery for brain tumours

Radiosurgery is a type of stereotactic radiotherapy. It's not a type of brain surgery.

Side effects of radiotherapy

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

Long term side effects of radiotherapy

Read out about the possible long term side effects of radiotherapy for a brain tumour. 

How quickly should radiotherapy start for a brain tumour

How soon you start radiotherapy for a brain tumour depends on a number of factors. Find out how specialists plan treatment and what they take into consideration.

Last reviewed: 
10 Nov 2015

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