Analysis of the severe complications of irradiation of carcinoma of the cervix: whole pelvis irradiation and intracavitary radium.

@article{Hamberger1983AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the severe complications of irradiation of carcinoma of the cervix: whole pelvis irradiation and intracavitary radium.},
  author={A D Hamberger and Ali Unal and David M. Gershenson and G. H. Fletcher},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1983},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={367-71}
}
From January, 1967 to December, 1974, 325 patients with carcinoma of the uterine cervix were treated with a minimum of 4,000 rad whole pelvis irradiation plus intracavitary radium. These patients had large, sometimes massive, tumors. Generally, the larger the primary tumor the greater the amount of external irradiation delivered, with an appropriate reduction in the amount of intracavitary radium. Patients who had a positive lymphangiogram or a pre- or postirradiation hysterectomy or… CONTINUE READING

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