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Radiotherapy for advanced cancer

Radiotherapy means the use of radiation, usually x-rays, to treat cancer cells. For advanced prostate cancer, you might have internal or external radiotherapy. The aim of radiotherapy is to shrink the cancer, relieve symptoms such as pain and help you feel more comfortable.

Radiotherapy treatment for advanced prostate cancer

You might have radiotherapy for advanced prostate cancer. This might be external radiotherapy or radioactive liquid treatment (radium 223). 

Side effects of external radiotherapy

Radiotherapy for advanced prostate cancer can cause different side effects depending on which part of your body you are having treated. Find out more about them and how to cope with them.

Radium 223 (Xofigo)

Radium 223 is a type of internal radiotherapy. You might have it for cancer that began in the prostate and has spread to the bones.

Last reviewed: 
04 Sep 2019
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