Your Radiotherapy Treatment

What will happen to me before, during and after my treatment?

Following your consultation with one of our consultants they will refer you into the radiotherapy department to plan and commence your treatment.

Endeavour unit radiotherapy treatment

Although every patient is different the process for our patients usually follows roughly the same pathway through the following departments:

  • Imaging
  • Dosimetry
  • Treatment
  • Review

This film will help explain the process to you and show you some of the areas you will need to visit during your time as a patient with us.

In addition, some of our patients will need to visit our mould room as part of preparation for their radiotherapy. More details about the mould room can be found here along with a short film explaining what happens there.

Attending radiotherapy treatment (240kb)
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What are the different types of radiotherapy?

Every one of our patients will require a personalised plan for their treatment – each type of tumour responds differently to different types of treatment, and the choice as to which form is the most appropriate differs very much from patient to patient.

Developments in Radiotherapy technology have meant that we can target cancerous tumours with increasing accuracy. This means that fewer healthy cells are damaged and hence we are able to give stronger doses that are more effective and shorter in duration.

The types of radiotherapy we offer

  • Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR)
  • Brachytherapy
  • Superficial radiotherapy
  • Electron beam therapy