Making the Decision to Have Radiation Therapy for Uterine Sarcoma
Your doctor may suggest radiation to treat uterine sarcoma if any of these statements is true for you:
There are 2 main ways of getting radiation:
Internal radiation (also called brachytherapy). This method involves placing radioactive material inside you, into, or near the tumor. This material will be left in for as little as less than an hour or up to a few days, then removed. More than 1 treatment may be necessary. It can help lower the risk of the cancer returning without adding the risks associated with radiating your whole pelvis.
You will talk with a doctor, called a radiation oncologist, 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.