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Radiotherapy uses radiation, usually x-rays, to kill cancer cells. It is not a common treatment for primary liver cancer. You are most likely to have it to control liver cancer that has spread to other parts of the body such as the bones.

About radiotherapy

Find out about why you might have external radiotherapy for liver cancer and how you have it. 

Planning radiotherapy

Before you start radiotherapy the team carefully plan your treatment to work out how much radiotherapy you need and exactly where you need it. 

Side effects of radiotherapy

Read about the possible side effects of external radiotherapy.

Last reviewed: 
06 Dec 2018
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