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. 

About radiotherapy

Not everyone will have radiotherapy. If you do, you usually have it after surgery. You may also have it in other situations.

Planning radiotherapy

See how you have a planning scan and what happens during your radiotherapy planning session.

Radiotherapy treatment

You usually have radiotherapy treatment once a day, Monday to Friday, with a rest at the weekends. 

Side effects of radiotherapy

Your guide to the side effects of radiotherapy for vulval cancer and how to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
14 Jun 2019
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