Uterine Cancer Radiation Therapy, Treatment & Side Effects
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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 uses targeted energy to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors, and provide relief of certain cancer-related symptoms. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we use a highly targeted form of radiation therapy to treat uterine cancer, along with other innovative treatments, like hormone therapy, to fight against the growth of new cancer cells.
Depending on your treatment plan, radiation therapy may be given after surgery to minimize the risk of recurrence. For some women with advanced disease, radiation treatment is recommended with chemotherapy following surgery.
During uterine cancer radiation therapy, our oncologists deliver high radiation doses to cancerous cells in the uterus, while sparing healthy tissues. By focusing the radiation directly on the tumor or tumor bed, these therapies minimize the risk of developing common radiation side effects, including issues related to gastrointestinal and sexual function.
We offer two types of uterine cancer radiation therapy:
- External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT): Delivers high doses of radiation to uterine cancer cells from outside the body, using a variety of machine-based technologies.
- High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy (Internal Radiation): Delivers high doses of radiation to tumor(s) in the uterus from implants temporarily placed in the vagina.
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