Thomas et al. conducted a four-arm study in which 234 women with bulky stage IB to IVA cervical cancer were randomized to receive either standard RT (EBRT
and brachytherapy to deliver 90 Gy to point A) with or without a 4-day infusion of 5-FU (1 g/[m.sup.2)] on days 1 to 5 and 22 to 25 or partially hyper fractionated RT with or without the same chemotherapy regimen.
She was planned for EBRT
to nasopharynx by telecobalt-60 unit to a total dose of 70gy/35#.
The knock against EBRT
, however, has been the time commitment it requires.
Interestingly, while 98% of those who underwent surgery reported receiving information about surgery, only 64% of them reported receiving information about EBRT
, typically an option for those eligible for surgery.
MRI has been used for detection of local recurrences after EBRT
(13); however, MRI is often avoided in the setting of prior LDR brachytherapy due to concerns of post-treatment gland texture alterations and artifact from permanently implanted seeds.
is therefore ideal for irradiating a volume in a homogeneous way.
Additionally, the same brachytherapy process without EBRT
was subsequently followed for the patient's right foot, which responded well to HDR brachytherapy.
External beam radiation therapy (EBRT
) is a more popular option in the management of non-metastatic PC cancer in Puerto Rico.
* Small cell lung cancer is typically treated with chemotherapy and external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT
), which delivers radiation from outside the body.
However, restenosis due to tumor ingrowth or compression is a problem.[sup] External beam radiotherapy (EBRT
) has been used to prolong stent patency, but almost inevitably results in normal tissue toxicity because of the proximity of vital organs.
External-beam radiotherapy (EBRT
) is a rarely used therapy modality in WDTC patients.
Surgical total thyroidectomy +/- central compartment and/or laterocervical lymphadenectomy, ablation with [sup.131]Iodine (RAI), and suppression of the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) are considered the standard therapy for DTC, while the role of adjuvant external beam radiotherapy (EBRT
) is still discussed based on the disease low clinical aggressiveness [4-6].