Radiotherapy is a treatment where radiation is used to kill cancer cells. Radiotherapy may be used in the early stages of cancer or after it has started to spread. AXREM members provide innovative and new radiation treatment systems which can be customised and integrated into current processes.
It can be used to:
- try to cure the cancer completely (curative radiotherapy)
- make other treatments more effective – for example, it can be combined with chemotherapy or used before surgery (neo-adjuvant radiotherapy)
- reduce the risk of the cancer coming back after surgery (adjuvant radiotherapy)
- relieve symptoms if a cure is not possible (palliative radiotherapy
Radiotherapy is generally considered the most effective cancer treatment after surgery, but how well it works varies from person to person.