At Wellington Regional Hospital, External Beam Radiation Therapy is used to treat the majority of cancers.
External Beam Radiation Treatment treats cancer using high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells, or prevent them from reproducing and spreading to other parts of the body.
Radiation is targeted at the cancer to reduce the any effects on the healthy tissue surrounding it.
External Beam Radiation Treatment is painless and does not make you radioactive. So, you can spend time with others during the course of your treatment.