Mesothelioma

Radiotherapy for mesothelioma

Radiotherapy uses high-energy X-rays to destroy cancer cells. It’s usually done with the person lying down and is painless. At the moment, radiotherapy is mainly used to help treat symptoms. For example, it might be given to a painful area to try to reduce the pain.

Other treatments for mesothelioma:

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Last medically reviewed: November 2017. Due for review: November 2020

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