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Radiotherapy uses high energy rays to kill cancer cells. You are most likely to have radiotherapy for a carcinoid tumour that can't be removed with surgery, or for one that has spread and is causing symptoms. 

You might have internal radiotherapy or external radiotherapy.

Internal radiotherapy

Find out what internal radiotherapy is and how you have it for carcinoid tumours. 

External radiotherapy

External radiotherapy aims radiation at the cancer from outside your body. Find out about your planning appointment and how you have external radiotherapy for carcinoid.

Last reviewed: 
02 Jul 2016

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