Radiation Therapy for Gynecological Cancers
All About Radiation Therapy
Introduction to some of the procedures to expect during radiation therapy from Oncolink. This page does not cover internal radiation (brachytherapy).
Therapy: A Basic Introduction
Also from Oncolink, an introduction to how radiation works, and what to expect.
Radiation Therapy and You
This booklet from the National Cancer Institute is an excellent overview of radiation therapy, including tips for dealing with common side effects. It contains a section on radiation to the pelvic area.
Dose Brachytherapy (Internal Radiation Therapy)
The California Endocurietherapy Cancer Center gives a detailed explanation of their methods of high dose therapy and what the patient can expect. A new kind of internal radiation therapy called interstitial implants is also described.
Effects of Radiation Therapy
Good article by Daniel Cukier, M.D. on the side effects of radiation therapy. Includes a section on possible long-term effects.
Effects - Acute and Long Term
Lists a lot of possible short and longer term effects of radiation. It's important to remember that not all of these effects are experienced by everyone.
Preventing Cervical/Vaginal Stenosis
From a FAQ at Oncolink - Information about cervical stenosis and instructions on how to prevent and cope with it. A MUST for all radiation therapy patients!
Stories - Experiences with Radiation
From the Eyes on the Prize Web site, these stories contain women's experiences with internal and external radiation.
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