This treatment uses energy beams similar to X-rays, but in a strong, concentrated form. Radiation therapy may target the cancer from outside of the body or can be placed inside a needle, or catheter, and placed inside of the body to help attack the cancer.13
- Side effects: Side effects may vary depending on where and how the radiation is given. They include some hair loss where treatment was, tiredness, nausea/vomiting, and skin changes such as a mild rash, blisters, or peeling. These will usually go away after the treatment is over.13
13. LVNG. Types of Treatments. Available at: https://www.lvng.com/about-lung-cancer/types-of-treatment.html. Accessed: 2 May 2019.