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    Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses radiation to kill cancer cells and also help with relief of symptoms related to the cancer. The radiation may be delivered outside the body by a machine, or it may be delivered inside the body using radioactive seeds or other materials. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how radiation therapy works, when it is needed, what the side effects are, and much more.

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    There’s no preparing for a cancer diagnosis. But when it comes to cancer treatment, there are things you can do to get ready for what’s ahead.

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