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proton therapy
Hi Dr. Goodman,
Is proton therapy used with ovarian cancer?

Thank you for your answers.

All my best,
Helen
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Hi There,
Proton therapy is a form of radiation that can be specifically focused to a small discrete area such as a brain tumor or a small tumor in the prostate. it is not routinely used in ovarian cancer because commonly there is not one discrete spot present in someone who experiences ovarian cancer.

Tomotherapy is also a way of delivering radiation to a discrete area of the body and trying not to affect the normal tissues.

In general radiation therapy has been used for people with ovarian cancer. In the past, it was given t the whole abdomen after primary surgery as an alternative to chemotherapy. We rarely do that any more in the US.

radiation is still used to manage a discrete area of recurrence -. For instance a tumor at the top of the vagina that is bleeding.

best wishes
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Or tomotherapy???  This looks very good. What do you think?

http://www.cancercenter.com/ovarian-cancer/tomotherapy.cfm


Thank you.

Maybe a blast  would help!     :)
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