For GPs

1 in 2 cancer patients could benefit from radiation therapy

1 in 2 people with cancer would benefit from radiation therapy

A minimally invasive and highly effective cancer treatment, radiation therapy could benefit 1 in 2 people with cancer.

Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) can be used to treat a range of cancers in various stages of progression and in all parts of the body. It is suitable for people of all ages – from the young to the elderly.

Radiation therapy can be effective on its own or when delivered in conjunction with other cancer treatments like surgery or chemotherapy (anti-cancer drugs). It is an appealing treatment option for cancer patients in Australia and New Zealand, and is delivered to the highest standard by expert radiation oncology teams.