Radiation therapy is an important and common treatment for cancer. It uses a controlled and precise dose of radiation to kill cancer cells or damage them so they cannot grow, multiply or spread. It can also injure some healthy cells at or near the treatment area and this can lead to side effects. For ways to help you manage some common side effects of radiation therapy check out the following information:
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.