You may have radiotherapy:
- to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back in the pelvic area after surgery (called adjuvant radiotherapy)
- instead of surgery (if your doctor doesn’t think a general anaesthetic or an operation is suitable for you, or you have decided against having surgery)
- to try to cure a cancer that comes back at the top of the vagina or in the pelvic area after surgery
- to treat any cancer that wasn’t completely removed with surgery.