Ovarian Cancer Radiation Therapy & Treatment
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Video: Radiation TherapyDiscover how radiation therapy is used at CTCA to treat many different forms of cancer. Our advanced radiation therapy options are on the cutting-edge of treatment.
Our radiation oncologists use the latest technology to target cancer cells. Listen to Dr. Bernard Eden describe how different types of radiation therapy are used to treat cancer.
Radiation Therapy for Ovarian Cancer
Radiation therapy is used for some ovarian cancer patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).
Because ovarian cancer cells tend to be carried in the fluid throughout the abdomen, radiation therapy treatments are generally administered to the whole abdominal area, which can have a high rate of side effects. Instead, in most cases, our radiation oncologists use radiation therapy to treat a single “hot spot” that is found on an imaging scan.
We may also use radiation treatments to alleviate pain or bleeding, or before surgery to shrink tumors that involve the colon or other nearby organs.
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