Chapter 4. Radiotherapy

  1. Ruth Dunleavey

Published Online: 19 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988046.ch4

Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses

Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Dunleavey, R. (2008) Radiotherapy, in Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988046.ch4

Author Information

  1. Department of Haematology/Medical Oncology, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470061015

Online ISBN: 9780470988046

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Keywords:

  • radiotherapy;
  • surgery versus radiotherapy;
  • surgery plus adjuvant radiotherapy;
  • radiotherapy administration methods;
  • radiotherapy treatment factors;
  • acute radiotherapy toxicities;
  • late radiotherapy toxicities;
  • radiotherapy and quality of life

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The great debate: surgery versus radiotherapy

  • Surgery plus adjuvant radiotherapy

  • How does radiotherapy work?

  • Methods of radiotherapy administration

  • Radiotherapy simulation and planning

  • Radiotherapy treatment factors

  • Optimising radiotherapy treatment

  • Treatment-related toxicities

  • Acute radiotherapy toxicities

  • Late radiotherapy toxicities

  • Second malignancies

  • Radiotherapy and quality of life

  • Conclusion

  • Frequently asked questions

  • Resources

  • References