Patient Information

Patient Information

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.