Radiotherapy for secondary breast cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill breast cancer cells.

Planning radiotherapy for secondary breast cancer

The radiotherapy team plan your radiotherapy before you start treatment. This means working out the dose of radiotherapy you need and exactly where you need it.

Having radiotherapy for secondary breast cancer

You may have external beam radiotherapy for secondary breast cancer. It can shrink the cancer, relieve symptoms, and help you feel more comfortable. 

Side effects of radiotherapy for secondary breast cancer

You may have some side effects from radiotherapy for advanced breast cancer. Everyone is different and the side effects can vary.

Last reviewed: 
19 Apr 2021
Next review due: 
19 Apr 2024
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Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer