Understanding Radiation Therapy

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How is radiation therapy given?

Radiation therapy can be given in 3 ways:

In some cases more than one type is used.

Deciding which type of radiation to use depends on the kind of cancer you have and where it is in your body.

The different types of radiation therapy are described in more detail in the next sections.

Last Medical Review: 05/02/2014
Last Revised: 05/02/2014