Radiation therapy uses X-rays, or other high-energy rays to fight cancer. It’s used alone or in combination with surgery, chemotherapy or biological therapy.
Radiation therapy is used several ways, depending on the type and location of the cancer. Different levels of radiation work to kill cancer cells or prevent cells from growing or reproducing. There are two different types of radiation therapies offered – from outside (external radiation) and inside the body (internal radiation).
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