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Radiotherapy uses high energy rays similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells.

Doctors often give radiotherapy after surgery to reduce the risk of cancer coming back. Or you may have radiotherapy to help control the symptoms of an advanced cancer.

You might have internal radiotherapy (brachytherapy), external radiotherapy, or both.


Find out what happens at your planning appointment for external radiotherapy.

External radiotherapy

What to expect when you have external radiotherapy for womb cancer.

Side effects of external radiotherapy

Find out about the side effects of external radiotherapy and how to cope with them.

Internal radiotherapy

Internal radiotherapy means giving radiotherapy from inside your body. It is also called brachytherapy.

Side effects of internal radiotherapy

Find out the possible side effects of internal radiotherapy for womb cancer.

Last reviewed: 
22 Sep 2017

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