Making the Decision to Have Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer
Your doctor may suggest radiation to treat endometrial cancer if any of these statements is true for you:
There are two main ways of getting radiation:
You will talk with a radiation oncologist, a doctor who specializes in both cancer and radiation. This doctor decides what your treatment will be and how long it will last. During your visit, ask what you can expect to feel during and after the treatment.
The goal of radiation therapy
Radiation is also called radiotherapy. Its goal is to kill or shrink cancer cells. High-energy rays or radioactive material is directed at cancer cells to harm them and stop their growth. The goal of radiation for uterine cancer depends on when you have it:
If you have radiation before, during, or after chemotherapy or hormone therapy, the goal is to ease symptoms.