Introduction to Radiation Oncology




These cases will challenge you to explain aspects of treatment, and in doing so test your understanding of cancer treatments and how to explain them to patients and families.



Karen is a 48 year old corporate lawyer who is being treated for advanced cervical cancer. Who are the members of her care team?


What is the difference between external beam radiation and brachytherapy?


What are some of the common side effects of radiation treatment?


Radiation is a non-invasive loco-regional treatment for cancer that can be used alone or in conjunction with surgery and/or chemotherapy.