Radiotherapy/Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses special equipment to deliver high doses of radiation (beam of x-rays) to cancerous tumours, to kill or damage them so they cannot grow or spread. 

If you need to have Radiation therapy you will travel to Hamilton and be seen by a Radiation Oncologist. Your accommodation and travel will be organised and booked for you. 

Radiation therapy can have an effect on your body. You may experience tiredness, skin irritation around the treatment site or some other common side effects. Talk with the radiation technicians or nurses if you experience any significant side effects

Video about radiotherapy as a treatment option