Radiotherapy for persistent trophoblastic disease and choriocarcinoma
This page tells you about radiotherapy for persistent trophoblastic disease and choriocarcinoma, which are types of tumours known as gestational trophoblastic tumours (GTTs). Radiotherapy is not used very often to treat this type of cancer so we have not included detailed information here.
Radiotherapy for GTT that has spread
You may have external radiotherapy with chemotherapy to reduce symptoms caused by persistent trophoblastic disease or choriocarcinoma that has spread from the womb to other parts of the body.
Radiotherapy for GTT that has spread to the brain
Women who have persistent trophoblastic disease or choriocarcinoma that has spread to the brain may have stereotactic radiotherapy. Stereotactic radiotherapy gives a high dose of radiotherapy to the brain tumour.
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