What is External Beam Radiation Therapy and How Does it Work for Bladder Cancer?

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/ Updated October 27th, 2021

What is External Beam Radiation Therapy and How Does it Work for Bladder Cancer?

This treatment can be an alternate or addition to surgery.

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