Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. You might have radiotherapy as part of your treatment for stomach cancer. 

Find out about how your doctors plan your treatment, how you have it and possible side effects.

Radiotherapy for early stage stomach cancer

Early stage cancer means your stomach cancer hasn't spread. Radiotherapy isn't a common treatment for early stage stomach cancer.

Radiotherapy for advanced cancer

Advanced stage means your stomach cancer has spread. External radiotherapy can help to control your cancer and reduce symptoms.

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03 Sep 2019
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Coronavirus and cancer

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