MY MEDICAL SUITCASE RADIOTHERAPY
Gynecological tumours are mainly of two types:
- Cervical tumours related to HPV virus.
- Tumours in the body of the uterus associated with hyperoestrogenicity.
In all cases radiotherapy plays an essential role.
Either after surgeries in endometrial or in early cervical tumours, or in combination with chemotherapy for cervical tumours.
This radiotherapy can be delivered by:
- External radiotherapy
- Radiotherapy followed by brachytherapy.
The choice of technique depends on the area to be treated and thus on the pathology.
External radiotherapy is usually delivered in 25 to 28 sessions and brachytherapy in 1 to 5.
Intensity modulated radiation therapy has been shown to reduce the toxicity of pelvic radiation therapy.
However, radiotherapy can be responsible for after-effects in particular on the sexual, urinary and digestive levels and it is necessary that it be carried out in a centre that masters this technique and these pathologies.