This month on Wednesday June 14, 2017, the #gyncsm community will be discussing:
Radiation Oncology - What is it? When is it used?
There are a number of gynecologic cancers where the treatment protocol includes radiation therapy.
We are pleased that #gyncsm community supporter and #gyncsm Tweet Disclaimer author, Dr. Matthew Katz (@subatomicdoc), will be our guest for this important discussion. Dr. Katz is a radiation oncologist with Radiation Oncology Associates, Lowell Massachusetts. He is a contributor to ASCO Connection and co-founder of the radiation oncology journal club, #radonc and @Rad_Nation. He is also Chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society (@MassMedical) Communications Committee.
Our topic questions are:
T1: What is radiation oncology? How does it work to treat cancer?
T2: Which gynecologic cancers are treated with radiation therapy? Under what circumstances is radiation therapy recommended?
T3: What professionals are involved on the care team for radiation therapy? Who on your team did you find most helpful?
T4a: What are the differences in radiation therapy types for gyn cancer - external, internal, etc.?
T4b: Patients/Survivors/Loved Ones: Were the questions you had about radiation therapy answered for you?
T5: What side-effects and risks are associated w/ pelvic radiation? What tips do you have for controlling side effects?
T6: What are some things a women can do to take care of herself during radiation treatments? Where can women learn more?
To learn more more about radiation therapy prior to our chat, please read Cancer.net's:
Understanding Radiation Therapy
We look forward to discussing this important topic with our community.
Dee and Christina