Radiotherapy uses radiation, usually x-rays, to kill cancer cells. It is the main type of treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer.
You might have radiotherapy on its own or with chemotherapy (chemoradiotherapy) to treat nasopharyngeal cancer.
You have a planning session with your radiotherapy team a few days or weeks before you start treatment.
External radiotherapy is the most common type of radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer. A large machine aims the radiation beams at the cancer.
Find out how a small metal implant that gives off radiation is used for internal radiotherapy.
Most people have side effects from radiotherapy to the nasopharynx. See what side effects you might have and how to cope with them.