This treatment attacks cancer cells with high-energy particles (proton or particle therapy) or waves (X-rays). It kills or damages cells in one specific area instead of throughout your whole body. The most common type comes from a machine outside your body. Its called external-beam radiation.
Youll probably hear your doctor call it brachytherapy. Theyll put radioactive implants about the size of a grain of rice inside your body where the tumor is.... more