Intracavitary Brachytherapy for Gynecologic Malignancies: Applications and Innovations

Ashley A. Weiner, Julie K. Schwarz

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Abstract

While surgical management is a common approach for gynecologic malignancies; often disease is locally advanced such that surgery is precluded or surgical pathology reveals disease extent that mandates adjuvant treatment. Gynecologic brachytherapy is an important tool for both definitive and adjuvant treatment of cervical and endometrial cancers. Brachytherapy enables high radiation doses to a target with rapid fall-off to protect adjacent normal structures. This paper aims to detail the usage of brachytherapy in gynecologic cancers with a focus on advances in technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-372
Number of pages7
JournalMissouri Medicine
Volume112
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

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