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Goal of Radiation Therapy for Ovarian Cancer

Radiation treatment is also called radiotherapy. It is high-energy radiation that kills or shrinks cancer cells. Radiation for ovarian cancer is usually given from the outside. This is called external beam radiation. In the past, doctors used radiation as a main treatment for ovarian cancer. Today doctors rarely use it. If they do, they combine it with other types of treatment. You may have it if you have already undergone treatment but the cancer has come back. In most cases, its main goal is to control symptoms and shrink the cancer.