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Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. It is the main type of treatment for nasopharyngeal cancers.

Radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer

You might have radiotherapy on its own or with chemotherapy (chemoradiotherapy) to treat nasopharyngeal cancer.

Planning radiotherapy

Read about what happens when you have your radiotherapy planning appointment.

External radiotherapy

Your guide to how you have external radiotherapy to treat nasopharyngeal cancer.

Internal radiotherapy

Find out how a small metal implant that gives off radiation is used for internal radiotherapy.

Side effects

Most people have side effects from radiotherapy to the nasopharynx. See what side effects you might have and how to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
05 Mar 2018

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