Radiotherapy doesn’t have to be given from outside the body. Radioactive implants and drinks stay close to tumours to minimise side effects.
Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.
In part 4 of our radiotherapy series we look at MRI-guided radiotherapy, and how it could help improve accuracy and reduce side effects.
In part 2 of our new radiotherapy series, we discuss proton beam therapy. What can and can’t it offer? And what does its arrival in the UK mean for patients?
Today we’re launching a brand new series on radiotherapy. In this instalment, find out about the treatment’s fascinating history and how it works.