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 may 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.
We use highly targeted chemotherapy treatments to destroy cancer cells, along with other innovative treatments, like hormone therapy, to fight against the growth of new cancer cells.