Radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma

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

Radiotherapy treatment for sarcoma

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 for soft tissue sarcoma

The radiotherapy team plan your external beam radiotherapy before you start treatment.

Having radiotherapy treatment for soft tissue sarcoma

You have radiotherapy in the radiotherapy department of the hospital.

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: 
22 Jul 2021
Next review due: 
22 Jul 2024