Cervical Cancer

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Cervical Cancer INTRODUCTION Invasive cervical cancer is relatively rare in developed countries, and only about 12,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States.1 However, invasive cervical cancer…

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Posttreatment Monitoring

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Posttreatment Monitoring INTRODUCTION Posttreatment monitoring is an important phase of every gynecologic cancer patient’s care. Many patients will continue to have some treatment-related or tumor-related symptoms after treatment is completed;…

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Brachytherapy

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Brachytherapy INTRODUCTION Brachytherapy plays a critical role in the definitive management of primary and recurrent tumors within the uterus and vagina. As a general principle, to deliver a boost dose…

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Monitoring During Treatment

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Monitoring During Treatment INTRODUCTION The treatments administered to patients with gynecologic cancers are among the most complex in a radiation oncologist’s practice. Treatment of gynecologic cancers requires multidisciplinary collaboration, integration…

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External Beam Radiation Treatment Planning

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External Beam Radiation Treatment Planning INTRODUCTION The overarching goal of curative external beam radiation therapy planning is to create a plan that will comprehensively and consistently treat cancerous tissues without…

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Applied Anatomy and Target Volume Definition

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Applied Anatomy and Target Volume Definition During most of the 20th century, radiation therapy treatment plans were based on external beam fields whose borders were drawn directly on x-ray films….

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Preparation for Radiation Treatment Planning

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Preparation for Radiation Treatment Planning INTRODUCTION Some of the most important steps in gynecologic radiation treatment planning occur well before the first radiation field or target volume has been designated….

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Principles of Multidisciplinary Management

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Principles of Multidisciplinary Management INTRODUCTION Successful treatment of gynecologic cancers depends heavily on the effectiveness of multidisciplinary collaboration. The increasing use of chemotherapy to treat gynecologic cancers and technologic advances…

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