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Radiation therapy for uterine cancer

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:41 pm    

Uterine cancer is considered among the deadliest types of cancer affecting women. In fact, the American Cancer Society predicts that this year, about 10,170 women will die from uterine cancer complications. The agency also said approximately 54,870 women will be diagnosed with the disease.

One of the most common endometrial cancer treatments is radiation therapy. Radiation therapy involves the use of radiation to kill cancer cells and can be performed using a machine outside the body (external beam radiation), or a radiation-filled device placed inside the body (brachytherapy). However, people undergoing radiation therapy for uterine cancer may experience some side-effects, such as rectal bleeding, bladder irritation, incontinence, and sexual problems.

Some studies showed that the risk of uterine cancer is higher among women who have undergone laparoscopic procedure involving a power morcellator. If this device has caused you harm, you might be eligible to seek compensation from the manufacturer involved. Speak with our team at Williams Kherkher by calling (888) 220-0640 today to learn more about filing a lawsuit.

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