NCI's popular patient education publications are available in a variety of formats. Download one or more of these booklets to your e-book device, smartphone, or tablet for handy reference, or open them as a PDF directly in the browser.
Explains the different types of external beam and internal radiation therapy that are used as treatments for cancer. Covers ways that doctors attempt to protect healthy cells from harm. Lists which side effects might result from treatment to specific parts of the body and offers tips for managing them.
Learn what to expect during internal radiation therapy, also called brachytherapy, and get answers to commonly asked questions.
Learn what to expect and get answers to commonly asked questions about external beam radiation therapy.
Get answers to commonly asked questions about chemotherapy using this interactive pamphlet.
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