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Actual Gynecology
and Obstetrics


Complication after radiotherapy for gynecological malignancies (article in Czech)
Michal Felsinger, Vít Weinberger, Luboš Minář
Actual Gyn 2018, 10, 23-28
Publication date: 2018-07-04
Manuscript ID: 0917005
Počet zobrazení: 14163

The radiotherapy is a treatment modality for gynecological cancer. Radiotherapy is divided in external radiotherapy and brachyradiotherapy. By using of modern technologies of radiation there is less irradiation of surrounding tissues, so acute and late toxicity is reduced. Irradiation of skin, gastrointestinal, urogenital and hematopoetic system are the most frequent side effects. Side effects can be systemic or local, according to time of appearance early, late or very late. Acute and chronic changes are rate according to the scoring systems. Karnofski index or WHO classification is used to evaluate overall condition of the patient. Radiotherapy should be indicated by the interdisciplinary commission for gynecology cancer (“tumor board”).

Key words: radiotherapy, complication, side effects, gynecologic oncology