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Radiotherapy for breast cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Find out about planning radiotherapy for breast cancer, how you have treatment, and about the possible side effects.

Planning radiotherapy

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

Having radiotherapy treatment

Find out about what happens when you have external radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Side effects of radiotherapy

Find out about the side effects of external radiotherapy to the breast and how to cope with them.

Internal radiotherapy for breast cancer

Find out about what happens when you have radiotherapy from inside the breast and about possible side effects.

Last reviewed: 
27 Oct 2017

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