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Uterine Cervix Cancer

  • Brittaney-Belle E. Gordon
  • Orit Kaidar-Person
  • Mahesh Varia
  • Ashley A. Weiner
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Abstract

While early-stage cervical cancer can be managed surgically, locally advanced cervical cancer is treated with definitive EBRT with concurrent chemotherapy and brachytherapy. High-dose rate brachytherapy is a technique that enables delivery of high-dose, hypofractionated radiotherapy directly to the cervical tumor. Advances in brachytherapy include 3D imaging, which enables delineation of adjacent organs at risk (CT or MRI) and the cervical tumor (MRI). In this chapter, we review the usage of high-dose rate (HDR) intracavitary brachytherapy in the treatment of cervical carcinoma.

Keywords

Uterine cervix Intracavitary brachytherapy Interstitial brachytherapy Cervical carcinoma High-dose rate (HDR) EBRT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brittaney-Belle E. Gordon
    • 1
  • Orit Kaidar-Person
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mahesh Varia
    • 2
  • Ashley A. Weiner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Oncology Institute Radiation Oncology and Neuro-Oncology UnitRambam Medical CenterHaifaIsrael

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