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The radiotherapy department at Poole Hospital provides radiation treatment for a variety of types of conditions, including many types of cancer.

About four out of ten people with cancer have radiotherapy treatment.

The department has four multi-energy linear accelerators radiation treatment units (often referred to as LINACs) which are used to treat a variety of tumours including breast, prostate, bladder and head and neck.

The radiotherapy department consists of the pre-planning department, who construct the immobilisation shells for patients undergoing treatment and beam definition devices for defining radiation beams; the clinical planning department, who plan patients' treatments using CT scanning and x-ray simulation facilities; and the physics planning department, who calculate the treatment plans ready for treatment. 

VIDEO: Find out more about our radiotherapy department by watching a short video here.

Radiotherapy helpline: 0300 019 2481

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