Cervical Cancer TomoTherapy®
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Video: TomoTherapyÂ® HI-ARTTomoTherapyÂ® HI-ART
TomoTherapy® HI-ART, a form of radiation therapy, precisely targets tumors while reducing radiation exposure to surrounding normal tissue. Listen to Dr. Bernard Eden discuss the benefits of this advanced technology.
TomoTherapy® Treatment for Cervical Cancer
Radiation therapy can be very damaging to the cervix, affecting nearby healthy tissues.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) offers TomoTherapy® Highly Integrated Adaptive Radiotherapy (HI-ART), which targets tumors in the cervix with high doses of radiation and spares surrounding healthy tissues.
With this advanced technology, our radiation doctors can sculpt powerful and precise radiation beams to treat hard-to-reach tumors. Using built-in CT scanning to confirm the shape and position of the tumor before each treatment, TomoTherapy reduces radiation exposure to healthy tissue in the cervix and nearby organs.
Cervical cancer TomoTherapy offers several advantages:
- Before every treatment, advanced scanning technology provides a 3D image of the cervix, so the radiation beams can be targeted according to the size, shape and location of the tumor(s) on that day.
- During treatment, we can adjust the intensity and direction of the radiation beams in real time. The revolutionary “slice therapy” approach treats tumors one layer at a time.
- After treatment, side effects, like gastrointestinal or sexual function issues, are minimized because less radiation reaches healthy tissues and organs.
Many cervical cancer patients who have reached their maximum tolerance dose of traditional radiation may be a candidate for TomoTherapy.
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