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What is radiotherapy?

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In brief: Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy can be used to treat many different types of cancer.
Radiotherapy works by destroying the DNA inside cancer cells, preventing them from reproducing and so shrinking cancerous tumours. Normal cells will also be affected but they are better able to repair themselves.

In brief: Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy can be used to treat many different types of cancer.
Radiotherapy works by destroying the DNA inside cancer cells, preventing them from reproducing and so shrinking cancerous tumours. Normal cells will also be affected but they are better able to repair themselves.
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