Understanding Radiation Therapy


(En español)

You’ve been told you have cancer. You’ve looked at your treatment options, and you and your doctor have agreed that radiation therapy is your best choice – either alone or along with another treatment. Now you may have questions about radiation treatment.

The American Cancer Society knows you may have concerns about radiation therapy, and we have answers to some of your questions. Remember that, along with reading about your treatment, you can also count on your doctor and nurse to answer your questions.