External radiotherapy

External radiotherapy uses radiation to kill neuroendocrine tumour (NET) cells. You might have it for a NET that has spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and the brain.

External radiotherapy won’t get rid of the NET but it can control your symptoms and help you feel better.

Planning external radiotherapy

You might have external radiotherapy for a neuroendocrine tumour (NET) that has spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and the brain. Before you have radiotherapy, a team of doctors and radiographers plan your treatment.

Having external radiotherapy for Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)

External radiotherapy aims at the cancer from outside the body. It is also called external beam radiotherapy. Find out what happens when you have external radiotherapy and its possible side effects.

Last reviewed: 
22 Mar 2021
Next review due: 
22 Mar 2024
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