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Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill ovarian cancer cells. Doctors don't often use radiotherapy to treat ovarian cancer. The main treatments are surgery and chemotherapy. 

Planning radiotherapy

The radiotherapy team plans your radiotherapy before treatment. The appointment takes up to 2 hours.

Having radiotherapy

You might have radiotherapy to try to reduce symptoms of advanced ovarian cancer.  You have it in the hospital radiotherapy department.

Side effects of radiotherapy

The side effects depend on which part of the body is having treatment, and how much radiotherapy you have. 

Last reviewed: 
06 Feb 2019

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