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Radiation Therapy

Dr. Fader with a laser in the background

Radiation therapy is a process where patients receive targeted beams of radiation that kill cancer cells and stop the potential spread of the disease. 

Overview of Radiation Therapy Treatment

  • You will have a consultation with one of our specialized radiation oncologists, who only work with gynecologic cancer patients.
  • Your radiation oncologist will create a personalized simulation of your radiation treatment regimen. You will then take your place on the machine so that our team of experts can customize a radiation template specifically for you, targeting the tumor and minimizing damage to healthy tissue.
  • Depending on your treatment plan, the length and duration of your radiation will vary. Your radiation nurse will also be with you every step of the process. He/she will help schedule your appointments and is always available to address any questions or concerns. 

Find out more about cervical and endometrial cancer treatment at the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences.