Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill vulval cancer cells. You may have radiotherapy for vulval cancer before or after surgery, or to help control symptoms of advanced cancer.
Not everyone will have radiotherapy. If you do, you usually have it after surgery. You may also have it in other situations.
See how you have a planning scan and what happens during your radiotherapy planning session.
You usually have radiotherapy treatment once a day, Monday to Friday, with a rest at the weekends.
Your guide to the side effects of radiotherapy for vulval cancer and how to cope with them.