Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to destroy prostate cancer cells.

You might have external or internal beam radiotherapy. External beam radiotherapy directs radiotherapy beams at the cancer from a machine. This is different to internal radiotherapy which means giving radiotherapy to the cancer from inside the body.

Radiotherapy treatment

Radiotherapy means the use of radiation, usually x-rays, to treat cancer cells. Find out when you might have radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

External radiotherapy

You might have external radiotherapy as treatment for prostate cancer. Find out about planning treatment, having treatment and possible side effects.

Internal radiotherapy (brachytherapy) for prostate cancer

You might have a type of internal radiotherapy called brachytherapy for prostate cancer. 

Radiotherapy for advanced cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill prostate cancer cells.

Last reviewed: 
11 Jun 2019
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