Information by Cancer Type

The American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) has created patient information booklets to explain how radiation therapy treatments work to cure different types of cancer. You can view these booklets online or print out copies if you have Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer. To download Acrobat Reader, click here.

These brochures were created by ASTRO with the assistance of physicians and other radiation oncology specialists with expertise on the topics covered. The information in these brochures is provided as a convenience for patients and their families and should not be used as a substitute for advice from a medical professional. Advanced ROS makes no representations or warranties about the suitability of this information for use for any particular purpose.


Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Radiation Therapy for Colorectal Cancer

Radiation Therapy for Gynecologic Cancers

Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer