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TitleRadiation Oncology of Gynecological Cancers [electronic resource] / edited by Helmut W. Vahrson
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1997
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Descript X, 485 p. online resource


The treatment of female genital cancers has undergone rapid change in recent years. This book provides a comprehensive description of the current treatment modalities, and while special attention is devoted to the role of radiotherapy, established alternative radical surgical procedures and the newer chemotherapeutic regimens are also considered in some detail. All authors are internationally known experts from Europe, the United States, and Japan, and all have extensive experience in the subjects that they discuss


1 The Historical Roots of Modern Brachytherapy for Cervical and Endometrial Cancer -- Basics -- 2 Radiobiological Considerations in Gynaecological Radiotherapy -- 3 Diagnostic Workup and Staging -- 4 Radiation Planning in Female Genital Cancers -- Special Report -- 5 Cancer of the Vulva -- 6 Special Malignancies of the Vulva -- 7 Cancer of the Vagina -- 8 Cancer of the Female Urethra -- 9 Cancer of the Cervix -- 10 Cancer of the Endometrium -- 11 Malignancies of the Ovaries -- 12 Cancer of the Fallopian Tube -- 13 Genital Soft Tissue Sarcomas -- 14 Gestational Trophoblastic Disease -- 15 Management of Reactions and Complications Following Radiation Therapy -- 16 Palliative Radiation Therapy in Female Genital Cancers -- 17 Radiation Treatment of Benign Gynecologic Diseases -- List of Contributors

Medicine Gynecology Radiotherapy Oncology Medicine & Public Health Radiotherapy Gynecology Oncology


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