Radiation Therapy Directory
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.
Radiation Therapy for Cancer
If you've been diagnosed with cancer, your doctor may suggest you get radiation therapy. It's a common treatment that shrinks tumors and kills cancer cells. Learn about the types of radiation therapy, how they work, what kind of cancer they're used for, and side effects.
Radiation for Cancer Pain: How Does It Work?
Cancer can cause pain for many people, but radiation therapy can bring relief. How does it work?
Brain Cancer Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about brain cancer treatment, including surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
What You Need to Know About Radiation Therapy for Colorectal Cancer
Learn about radiation therapy for colorectal cancer.
Cancer Treatment: What You Can Do to Get Ready
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.
Cancer: Should You See a Specialist?
No matter what type of cancer you have -- or whether you need surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or all three -- should you see a doctor who specializes in your particular type of cancer? Or will a generalist do?