Vaginal Brachytherapy

Vaginal brachytherapy may be used to treat endometrial and uterine cancer.  Patients who have had their uterus (and cervix) surgically removed by having a hysterectomy may have the upper part of the vagina (vaginal cuff) treated with brachytherapy. 

How many treatments will I have?

Patients who receive vaginal brachytherapy are usually scheduled for 3 to 4 treatments, every 1-2 weeks, as determined by their radiation oncologist. A typical treatment may take between 5 to 20 minutes.  Vaginal brachytherapy is well-tolerated with few side effects. 

For more information about Memorial’s vaginal brachytherapy program, please call 217-788-3260.