South Florida Radiation Oncology offers the most technologically advanced cancer treatment options so you can get back to living your life.
We provide you and your family member with a team to help you navigate and decide upon the best course of treatment for you. Our experienced, board-certified physicians are here to deliver the best possible care with the most cutting edge technology.
South Florida Radiation Oncology offers a variety of treatments for gynecologic cancers, including cancers of the cervix, ovaries, uterus and vagina.
According to the National Cancer Institute the definition of cervical cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the cervix (the organ connecting the uterus and vagina). It is usually a slow-growing cancer that may not have symptoms but can be found with regular Pap tests (a procedure in which cells are scraped from the cervix and looked at under a microscope). Cervical cancer is almost always caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
Estimated new cases and deaths from cervical (uterine cervix) cancer in the United States in 2012:
According to the National Cancer Insitute the definition of endometrial cancer is cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis in which a fetus develops). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).
Estimated new cases and deaths from endometrial (uterine corpus) cancer in the United States in 2012:
Definition of ovarian cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the ovary (one of a pair of female reproductive glands in which the ova, or eggs, are formed). Most ovarian cancers are either ovarian epithelial carcinomas (cancer that begins in the cells on the surface of the ovary) or malignant germ cell tumors (cancer that begins in egg cells).
See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Ovarian Cancer to learn about ovarian cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.
For more detailed information on gynecologial cancers visit www. cancer.gov.
SFRO Treatment Options :
Benefits of HDR Brachytherapy
SFRO is able to treat a variety of different diagnoses with HDR brachytherapy using different types of applicators. It often produces better outcomes than traditional radiation. This is because HDR brachytherapy is utilizes in only the affected area, not the entire pelvic region.
Here at SFRO, we use three different types of applicators for different types of cancer. Most patients will experience 3-5 treatments, once or twice a week. Please ask your radiation oncologist to determine the best options for you.
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