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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill cervical cancer cells. For early stage or locally advanced cervical cancer the main treatment is usually external radiotherapy alongside chemotherapy (chemoradiotherapy). This is usually followed by internal radiotherapy.

Planning external radiotherapy

Find out what happens at your planning appointment before external radiotherapy for cervical cancer.

Having external radiotherapy treatment

Find out about what happens when you have external radiotherapy for cervical cancer.

Internal radiotherapy as an outpatient

Read about what happens when you have internal radiotherapy as an outpatient for cervical cancer.

Internal radiotherapy as an inpatient

Find out about what happens when you have internal radiotherapy as an inpatient for cervical cancer.

Side effects of radiotherapy

Read about the possible side effects of radiotherapy for cervical cancer and how to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
02 Aug 2017

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