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About Radiation Therapy for Gynecologic Cancers

Gynecologic cancers include malignancies of the female genital tract involving the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. According to the American Cancer Society, 13,170 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,250 will dies from the disease this year. Learn more about how radiation therapy is used to treat gynecologic cancers.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Once a diagnosis of cancer has been made, you will probably talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists, such as a surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. You will want to ask these doctors about all your treatment options.
SURVIVOR CIRCLE
ASTRO established the Survivor Circle to honor cancer survivors and support groups during our Annual Meeting. The application period for both the Survivor Circle Award and Survivor Circle Grant are now open.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
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Learn important questions to ask before, during and after your treatment, including questions on radiation safety.
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IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS

Watch this video for more information on radiation therapy for gynecolgic cancers.
Download the Radiation Therapy for Gynecologic Cancers brochure.
Download the side effects chart for radiation therapy for gynecologic cancers.
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