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Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells.

You might have radiotherapy for melanoma that has spread. It can shrink melanoma tumours and help to control symptoms. 

Some people have radiotherapy as a treatment after melanoma has been removed with surgery. The radiotherapy can lower the chance of the melanoma coming back.

Planning radiotherapy

Find out what happens at your planning appointment for external radiotherapy for melanoma.

Radiotherapy treatment

Read about external radiotherapy for melanoma skin cancer.

Last reviewed: 
12 Feb 2016

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