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.
The radiotherapy team need to plan your external beam radiotherapy before you start treatment.
You usually have your radiotherapy everyday from Monday to Friday, with a break at the weekends.
Find out about the side effects of radiotherapy and how to cope with them.
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