Radiotherapy for gynaeocological cancer
Sylvia Hanna; Naina Dhana/Counterpart (AUS, 2020)
A Senior Brachytherapist at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, outlines the radiation techniques specific to gynaecological cancers, the benefits and side effects of different treatments and new developments in this field, alongside Naina Dhana. Recorded at Women's Health Victoria, Melbourne on 19 March 2020. Hosted by Fiona McRae.

Treatment for cervical cancer
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS, 2024)
Description of the types of treatment that may be offered for cervical cancer, including side effects.

Understanding cervical cancer
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS, 2023)
Find information on radiation therapy for cervical cancer on page 36.
  (72-page booklet, PDF or hardcopy)

Cervical cancer
Deborah Neesham/Counterpart (AUS, 2020)
Gynaecological Oncologist Dr Deborah Neesham explains the diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer, including emerging trends and developments. Hosted by Kellie Holland. Recorded on Monday 31 August 2020 in Melbourne.

Cervix cancer
Radiation Oncology (AUS)
Information on radiotherapy treatment for cervical cancer, including types of treatment, how effective they are, and the possible side effects.

Internal radiotherapy (brachytherapy)
Macmillan Cancer Support (UK, 2021)
Click the menu or scroll down for an easy-to-read overview of brachytherapy, including image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT).  As this is a UK resource, the support line is not available in Australia, and some of the words they use may be slightly different to word used here.

Cancer Survivor Guide (AUS, 2018)
Episode 4 of this podcast explains how radiation therapy works, and the roles of the Radiation Oncologist and Radiation Therapist.

Understanding radiation therapy
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2024)
This booklet does not go into radiotherapy for specific types of cancer, but provides an excellent introduction to types of radiotherapy, treatment planning and possible side effects.
  (72-page booklet – PDF or hard copy)

An introduction to radiation therapy
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (US, 2014)
This video from the United States gives a clear explanation of radiotherapy processes, which are similar to what a woman will experience in Australia. Acknowledges anxiety and fear of the unknown, and how they can be managed. YouTube sometimes suggests other videos on similar topics. Please be aware that those other videos have not been reviewed for the Navigator and may not be reputable.
 (YouTube video, 17m 34s)

Radiotherapy explained
Macmillan Cancer Support (UK, 2022)
Useful explanation of how radiotherapy works, how you can prepare and what to expect. As this is a UK resource, some of the words they use may be slightly different to the words we use in Australia. (e.g. radiographer instead of radiation therapist; clinical oncologist instead of medical/radiation oncologist). The ‘Bladder urgency card’ and support phone numbers are not available in Australia.
   (web page and video)

Pelvic radiotherapy explained
Macmillan Cancer Support (UK, 2021)
Links to information on pelvic radiotherapy, including side effects, follow up and recovery. As this is a UK resource, the support line is not available in Australia, and some of the words they use may be slightly different to word used in Australia.


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