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Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells in the food pipe (oeosphageal cancer). Find out about how your doctors plan your treatment, how you have it and possible side effects

Radiotherapy for early cancer

Your guide to how you have radiotherapy for early oesophageal cancer and how to cope with side effects.

Radiotherapy for advanced cancer

See how external and internal radiotherapy (brachytherapy) can help to control your cancer and reduce symptoms.


Find out about having chemotherapy and radiotherapy together for oesophageal cancer and how you have it.
Last reviewed: 
17 May 2016

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