The purpose of radiation therapy is to kill cancer cells that cannot be removed by surgery. Radiation therapy can be used as an alternative to surgery or in addition to surgery.

Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays or other particles, such as protons or neutrons, to destroy cancer cells. The radiation beams are focused on the tumor and deliver higher doses of radiation there than surrounding healthy tissue receives. This higher dose helps destroy more cancer cells than possible with lower doses of radiation given over a longer period of time.

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