To help you and your family better understand how radiation therapy works and what to expect, the radiation oncology members of ASTRO created this site to explain how radiation therapy can be safely and effectively used to treat cancer.
Once a cancer diagnosis is made, you will likely talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists to discuss what happens before, during and after treatment.
Cancer can affect any part of the body. This list of cancer types are those that are most commonly treated with radiation therapy.
Clinical trials are research studies involving people.
View different treatment types.
Many of the side effects of radiation therapy are only in the area being treated.
How Should I Care for Myself During Radiation Therapy?