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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill ovarian cancer cells. You might have radiotherapy after surgery to kill off cancer cells left behind and so lower the risk of the cancer coming back. Or it can be used to shrink tumours and relieve symptoms if your cancer has spread.

Planning radiotherapy

Read about what happens at your planning appointment for external radiotherapy.

Having radiotherapy treatment

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

Side effects of radiotherapy

What the side effects of external radiotherapy are and how to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
27 Apr 2016

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