Osteosarcoma Overview

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Treating Osteosarcoma TOPICS

Radiation treatment for osteosarcoma

Radiation therapy is treatment with high-energy rays to kill cancer cells. For the most part, radiation is not often used to treat osteosarcoma. Sometimes, though, it may be useful when the tumor cannot be completely removed by surgery. It can also help control symptoms like pain and swelling if the cancer has come back and surgery cannot be done.

To learn more about radiation treatment, please see our document, Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families.

Last Medical Review: 01/24/2013
Last Revised: 01/24/2013