Uterine Cancer External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT)
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Radiation therapy is a preferred treatment for uterine cancer patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) because it targets cancer cells, with less damage to healthy tissues than other treatments.
External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) delivers high-energy rays to tumors, using a special X-ray machine called a linear accelerator. This machine allows radiation to be delivered from any angle and shapes radiation beams to conform to the contour of uterine cancer tumors.
Advantages of EBRT
Our state-of-the-art radiation technology enables our oncologists to more accurately target a tumor with higher doses of radiation, while minimizing damage to your healthy cervical tissue. EBRT helps to lower the risk of gastrointestinal and sexual function side effects typically associated with radiation treatment for uterine cancer.
Some additional advantages of EBRT include:
- It’s a fast, painless outpatient procedure.
- It does not carry the standard risks or complications of surgery, such as surgical bleeding, post-operative pain, or the risk of stroke, heart attack or blood clot.
- Unlike chemotherapy, which circulates through the body, ERBT is targeted to the area being treated.