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Radiotherapy for advanced cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. You might have radiotherapy for cancer that has spread to different parts of the body (advanced cancer). The aim of radiotherapy is to shrink the cancer, relieve symptoms such as bleeding 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. 

Planning external radiotherapy

Find out what happens at your planning appointment for external radiotherapy for advanced prostate cancer.

Having radiotherapy treatment

Find out about what happens when you have external radiotherapy for advanced prostate cancer.

Side effects of 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 treatment for cancer that began in the prostate and has spread to the bones.

Strontium 89

Find out how you have Strontium 89 and how you’ll feel after treatment.

Last reviewed: 
04 Sep 2019

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