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From the Canadian Cancer Society (2023):

Radiation therapy works by destroying cancer cells and damaging a cancer cell’s DNA  so that it stops dividing and growing. Radiation therapy can shrink a tumour or completely destroy it. It is most effective on cells that grow and divide quickly. Cancer cells tend to divide more quickly than most normal cells.


 Radiotherapy - Québec Cancer Foundation

 Radiation Therapy - Canadian Cancer Society

 Care for Women After Radiation to the Pelvis - Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology

 Radiation - Cancer Care Ontario

 Radiation Therapy - BC Cancer Agency (BCCA)


 Radiation Therapy - MedlinePlus (US National Library of Medicine)

 Radiation Therapy for Cancer - US National Cancer Institute

 Radiation Therapy - American Cancer Society

 Radiation Therapy for Cancer - Merck Manual

 Radiation Therapy - (American College of Radiology)

 Radiation - OncoLink (University of Pennsylvania)


Quick Information handout by the Gyn-Onc Health Information Service

 Radiotherapy: Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer) (.pdf)

 Radiotherapy: Cervical Cancer (.pdf)

 Radiotherapy: Vaginal Cancer (.pdf)

 Radiotherapy: Vulvar Cancer (.pdf)



     Internal Radiation Therapy -Canadian Cancer Society

     Brachytherapy to Treat Cancer - US National Cancer Institute

     Brachytherapy - (American College of Radiology)

     Brachytherapy for Gynecological Cancers - OncoLink (University of Pennsylvania)

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