Monitoring of Patients Treated with Radiotherapy for Cervical Cancer
Nkoua Epala B1*, Bolenga Liboko AF4, Bintsené Mpika G2, Mbongo A2, Ndounga E4, Ngatali SF4, Moyikoua R3 and Nsondé Malanda J4
1Radiotherapy Service, CHU Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
2Gynecology-Obstetrics Department, CHU Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
3Radiology Department, CHU Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
4Medical Oncology Department, CHU Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
*Corresponding Author: Nkoua Epala B, Radiotherapy Service, CHU Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.
May 13, 2021; Published: May 26, 2021
Cervical cancer is the second most common female cancer after breast cancer in developing countries including Congo. Patients are diagnosed in most cases in the advanced stages and are treated in a standard way by concomitant radio chemotherapy.
After the treatment of cervical cancers by radiotherapy, surveillance is an important stage in life after irradiation because it can either detect and treat the late effects of irradiation, detect and treat early a possible tumor recurrence, or reassure patients of the possibility of complete remission or cure. Radiation monitoring is clinical and radiological.
It was a good opportunity for us to take stock of the surveillance of patients with radiotherapy at the University Hospital Centre (CHU) in Brazzaville and abroad for cervical cancer.
Keywords: Surveillance; Radiation Therapy; Cancer; Breast; Treatment
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