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.
Prostate Cancer: Radiation Therapy
WebMD explains the use of radiation therapy for prostate cancer, including internal and external radiation therapy, how radiation therapy is performed, side effects, risks, and more.
What You Need to Know About Radiation Therapy for Colorectal Cancer
Learn about radiation therapy for colorectal cancer.
Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
Radiation therapy is often one of the treatments used for breast cancer. There are multiple ways radiation therapy is used and even different types of delivery systems. Learn more about what to expect.
Radiation Therapy and Breast Cancer
WebMD helps you understand radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer.
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?
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.