Radiotherapy to treat symptoms and improve quality of life is called palliative radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy for symptoms or palliative treatment aims to shrink a cancer, slow down its growth, or control symptoms.
Radiotherapy can be used as a treatment to relieve bone pain caused by cancer that has spread into the bone.
You might have radiotherapy to help relieve syptoms of a spinal cord compression.
Radiotherapy can be the quickest way of shrinking a cancer and relieving symptoms when tumours block passages in the body.
Radiotherapy can help relieve symptoms caused by cancer that has spread to the brain.
Cancer that has spread to the lungs can cause discomfort. Radiotherapy can be used to relieve some symptoms.
Cancer wounds happen when tumours growing under the skin break through. Radiotherapy can shrink the cancer and help dry up the wound.
Radiotherapy can help shrink the cancer quickly when tumours block blood vessels.