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.
Learn the basics about what radiation therapy is and how it's used to treat cancer.
Find out what it's like to get radiation therapy and how to manage side effects.
Get information about common concerns people have when getting radiation therapy.
This short video provides answers to some of the most common questions that people with cancer have about radiation therapy.