Radiotherapy for mouth and oropharyngeal cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. You have external beam radiothearpy for mouth and oropharyngeal cancer. External radiotherapy uses a machine outside the body to direct radiation beams at the cancer.

Planning radiotherapy for mouth and oropharyngeal cancer

The radiotherapy will plan your external beam radiotherapy before you start treatment.

Having external radiotherapy for mouth and oropharyngeal cancer

You usually have your radiotherapy everyday from Monday to Friday, with a break at the weekends.

Side effects of radiotherapy

Radiotherapy for mouth and oropharyngeal cancer has side effects, but knowing what to expect can help you to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
24 Aug 2021
Next review due: 
24 Aug 2024
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