Radiation treatment for cancer
Radiation therapy may be used to:
- Cure the cancer. For some patients, radiation is able to destroy the cancer and no other treatments are necessary.
- Aid your surgery. Radiation can be given before, during or after surgery to destroy cancer cells or prevent them from returning.
- Aid chemotherapy treatment. Radiation given in conjunction with chemotherapy is called chemoradiation or radiochemotherapy.
- Relieve symptoms of cancer.