In which cancers is radiotherapy considered more useful than chemotherapy etc?

I can't work out any good way of understanding which cancers are best treated with what.

When are cancers:

  • Well treated with radiotherapy?
  • Well treated with chemotherapy?
  • Well treated with both?

Thanks in advance!

Authored By Jess Pobbs on Monday 19th November 2012

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Bo Liu
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Posted almost 7 years ago

Radiotherapy is good for local treatment, ie. Not yet spread, however, it is carcinogenic itself, so it can induce various cancers. It usually is used after surgery. In somebody who is elderly, the cancer is not operatable but radio se

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Miss Luna Ibrahim
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Medical Student - Warwick
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Posted almost 7 years ago

As far as I can tell it is very individual, based more on the site and stage of the particular cancer rather than one method for one type of cancer. Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment whereas radiotherapy is a local treatment. So chemotherapy would b

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