Radiation Therapy

American Cancer Society: Understanding Radiation Therapy OR Radiation Therapy Principles - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Cancer.Net: Understanding Radiation Therapy - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.  You may also want to click on the links under the heading, "More Information", that is located at the end of the article.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Radiotherapy - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. The basics on cancer and radiation therapy can be found here.

MayoClinic: Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning - This slide show explains the treatment planning process that occurs before radiation therapy begins.
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MedlinePlus: Radiation Therapy - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Radiation Therapy and You Or Radiation Therapy Fact Sheets - The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

OncoLink: Radiation Oncology - OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information. Several informative articles can be found here.
Also in Spanish

Radiology Info - This site was established to inform and educate the public about radiologic procedures and the role of radiologists in healthcare, and to improve communications between physicians and their patients.

RT Answers - The information on this Web site was created by members of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology to help people living with a diagnosis of cancer and their families better understand their treatment options.

September 2013