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Radiotherapy treats cancer by using high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. 

Why you have radiotherapy

You might have radiotherapy before or after surgery, to treat a secondary cancer, or to shrink or slow the growth of an advanced sarcoma. 

Planning radiotherapy

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

Radiotherapy treatment

Find out what happens when you have external radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma.

Side effects of radiotherapy

Radiotherapy can cause general side effects as well as more specific ones. Specific side effects depend on where your soft tissue sarcoma is in your body.

Last reviewed: 
06 Apr 2018
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