This easy-to-read guide offers a basic explanation of radiation therapy.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy particles or waves to destroy or damage cancer cells. It is one of the most common treatments for cancer, either by itself or along with other forms of treatment. Learn more about radiation therapy in this section.
Get more detailed information about radiation therapy, including what it is, how it is given, and what the possible side effects are. Also included are questions you should ask your health care team.
Here you'll find a more in-depth discussion of what radiation therapy is and how it is used to treat cancer.
If you are getting radiation therapy, this worksheet (in PDF format) can help you keep track of your side effects so that your health care team can help you manage them.