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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Radiation

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Radiation therapy, which uses high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells, is generally not used to treat GTD except in special circumstances. For example, radiation may be used in certain cases to treat cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

For those cases in which radiation therapy is used, Penn Radiation Oncology has the most advanced equipment and technology available to treat cancer. Our radiation oncologists are recognized leaders in using techniques that target radiation precisely to the treatment area while sparing normal tissue.