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Planning external radiotherapy

Get information on how external radiotherapy treatment is planned and what is involved.

Planning your external radiotherapy

Your radiotherapy team carefully work out how much radiation you need to treat the cancer and exactly where you need it. 

Radiotherapy skin markings

Radiotherapy skin markings help make sure external radiotherapy treatment is delivered in exactly the right place. There are different ways your skin can be marked.

Producing your radiotherapy plan

The radiotherapy team will produce a treatment plan. This involves using scans to look at the tumour so they can decide on the best treatment.

Radiotherapy moulds and masks

Find out about radiotherapy moulds and masks and about the process of making them.

Last reviewed: 
30 Apr 2016

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