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Author Topic: The Latest in Radiation Therapy for Gynecologic Cancers  (Read 1318 times)

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The Latest in Radiation Therapy for Gynecologic Cancers
« on: June 27, 2018, 02:05:45 pm »
Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is often one component of treatment for gynecologic malignancies such as cervical, vaginal, and endometrial cancer.

The goal of radiation therapy is to administer an effective dose of radiation to a patient’s cancerous area while minimizing exposure of tissues that could be harmed, such as the bladder, bowel, and rectum. Radiation is delivered in one of two ways: from the outside, using external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), or internally, which involves inserting a radioactive source within a natural cavity or implanting radioactive seeds into tissue near or within the tumor — called brachytherapy.

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https://www.cancerhealth.com/article/latest-radiation-therapy-gynecologic-cancers

 


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