Radiotherapy is a form of treatment using high energy x-rays or electrons and may be recommended for a patient as a course of treatment. Radiotherapy can be given before or after surgery or in combination with chemotherapy.
Radiotherapy does not make you radioactive and you can safely
mix with other people, including children, at any time. Your
treatment will be planned and administered at the hospital by
specially trained teams of radiotherapy radiographers and you will
be given instructions, advice, information leaflets and as
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meets 'international best practice standards'
Brachytherapy treatment uses radioactive sources to deliver high
dose rate (HDR) radiation directly to the tumour site.
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Radiotherapy enquiries line
Chemotherapy treatment room
01702 435555 ext 6127