Pre-operative radiotherapy for carcinoma of the cervix

  • Nina Einhorn
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 31)


Combined therapy of irradiation and surgery in the treatment of carcinoma of the cervix has been used in different ways for decades. The advocates of this combination offer explanations for the benetifs of combined therapy. These depend on whether they themselves are surgeons or radio therapists. The surgeons explain the advantages of pre-operative radiation as being the destruction of the primary neoplastic lesion, particularly at the edges of the tumour mass, decreasing the tumour cell spread during the operation. In addition they can make less extensive ureteral dissection, smaller vaginal cuffs as well as decreasing the surgical difficulties by reduction of the size of the tumour.


Residual Tumour Combine Therapy Uterine Cervix Radical Hysterectomy Tumour Cell Spread 
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