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Oncogynecologists from the Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital and radiation oncologists from the Acibadem City Clinic Oncology Center jointly performed brachytherapy for a patient with a cervical cancer

02 november 2017

The multi-disciplinary procedure was successful; two more radiations still ahead

A cervical cancer patient has successfully undergone a radiation therapy procedure requiring a multi-disciplinary approach of oncogynecologists (Dr. T. Dimitrov and Dr. L. Tanchev from Tokuda Hospital) and radiation oncologists (Dr. Kamen Nedev from the Oncology Hospital) at Acibadem City Clinic Oncology Center.

The brachytherapy of the cervix required the placement of an applicator in the uterus cavity to provide radiation therapy inside the body. After the necessary 3D dosimetry planning using a CT and MRI, the applicator was positioned and charged with radioactive elements that destroy the tumor without going out of the tumor area. If carried out at a later stage, this treatment includes a combination of percutaneous radiation treatment of the malignant disease – when the tumor is large in size, while surgical removal is not recommended since it severely deteriorates the quality of life. The benefit of the brachytherapy is that the applicator stays some 2 hours in the cervix of the patient, and later the same day she is discharged.

As a result of the procedure, the tumor has reduced its size from 7 cm to 4 cm. Two more procedures shall be carried out with a significant and safe increase of the radiation dose – as if it is an outer radiation – combined with chemotherapy.

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