Your radiotherapy will be planned by your clinical oncologist with the support of a technical team. The planning is done to make sure that:
- the radiotherapy targets the cancer accurately
- it causes as little damage as possible to nearby tissue.
Cervical cancer is often treated with image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). This means that, as well as a first planning visit, you will have further planning done at each treatment. This involves having images taken before each treatment to check the size and position of the tumour. Then adjustments can be made to allow for any changes.