Radiotherapy for ovarian cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill ovarian cancer cells. Doctors don't often use radiotherapy to treat ovarian cancer, but you might have it to help symptoms of advanced cancer. 

Planning radiotherapy for ovarian cancer

The radiotherapy team plan your external beam radiotherapy before you start treatment. This means working out the dose of radiotherapy you need and exactly where you need it.

Having radiotherapy for ovarian cancer

You might have radiotherapy to try to reduce symptoms of advanced ovarian cancer. You have it in the radiotherapy department at the hospital.

Side effects of radiotherapy for ovarian cancer

The side effects depend on which part of the body is having treatment, and how much radiotherapy you have. 

Last reviewed: 
18 Jan 2022
Next review due: 
18 Jan 2025