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Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer. Radiation may be used alone or with other treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy, hormones, or targeted therapy. If your treatment plan includes radiation therapy, knowing how it works and what to expect can often help you prepare for treatment and make informed decisions about your care.

Interactive

Explore how different types of radiation therapy are given in this 3D interactive.

Video

This short video provides answers to some of the most common questions that people with cancer have about radiation therapy.

More Resources

Learn about radiation therapy for your cancer type