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Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells.
Radiation may be used alone or with other treatments to effectively treat gynecologic cancers.
Radiation oncologists at the Magee-Womens Gynecologic Cancer Program use a wide variety of radiation delivery systems, tailored to each woman, to treat gynecologic cancers:
We also use advanced imaging prior to and during treatment to precisely target your tumor and help to spare healthy tissue.
We use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) scans for placing radioactive seeds:
Types of gynecologic cancers we treat with brachytherapy include:
Additional imaging technologies for targeting gynecologic tumors may include:
Your comprehensive team of experts at the Gynecologic Cancer Program includes:
We work closely with colleagues in surgical oncology (gynecologic cancer surgery) to create a multidisciplinary approach to treating gynecologic cancers.
Some of our experts are also researching strategies for treating gynecologic cancers using radiation therapy.