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Radiotherapy

The term radiotherapy is the used to describe the process of eliminating cancer cells via carefully controlled and measured high energy X-rays. The treatment takes place over a scheduled period of time to enable the treatment to limit the damage to normal cells whilst focusing a greater concentration on the cancer cells.

Radiotherapy can be used for a rectal NET patient for symptoms’ control whenever surgery is not possible, and in some patients who have not responded to chemotherapy treatment. Radiotherapy is often used to treat pain caused by cancer, for example in bone metastases.

As part of the HCA Group, The Harley Street Clinic provide a range of radiotherapy modalities including External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) and a radionuclide service, for more information on these services please click here

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