Dr Gautam K Sharan

In the battle against ovarian cancer, radiation therapy serves as a vital player, offering targeted treatment to combat cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue. Here’s a closer look at its significance:

  • Precision Treatment: Radiation therapy employs focused energy beams to specifically target and eradicate cancer cells, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Supportive Role: While surgery and chemotherapy often take precedence, radiation therapy plays a crucial supporting role, particularly in shrinking tumors before surgery and targeting residual cancer cells afterward.
  • Tailored Approach: Treatment plans are personalized to each patient’s unique needs, whether utilizing external beam radiation or brachytherapy, ensuring the most effective and least invasive treatment possible.
  • Comprehensive Care: With a dedicated healthcare team by your side, including oncologists and radiation therapists, you’ll receive the personalized care and support necessary to navigate the challenges of ovarian cancer treatment.

Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. Together, we’ll shine a light on ovarian cancer and emerge stronger than ever before.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Ovarian Cancer and Radiation Therapy

  1. What is ovarian cancer?
    • Ovarian cancer is a disease that starts in the ovaries, which are parts of the female reproductive system.
  2. What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
    • Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include stomach swelling, pelvic pain, trouble eating, or feeling full quickly.
  3. What is radiation therapy, and how is it used in ovarian cancer treatment?
    • Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells, often used to shrink tumors before or after surgery for ovarian cancer.
  4. What are the side effects of radiation therapy for ovarian cancer?
    • Common side effects may include tiredness, skin irritation, upset stomach, and changes in bowel or bladder habits.
  1. When might radiation therapy be considered as the primary treatment for ovarian cancer?


  • Radiation therapy may be considered as the primary treatment option for ovarian cancer in rare cases where surgery is not feasible or appropriate, such as when the tumor is inoperable or in cases of advanced-stage cancer where surgery would not significantly benefit the patient.


Dr Gautam K Sharan

Medical Director

Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Bhopal

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