Radiotherapy of female pelvic malignancies – A case based review of the latest trends and research opportunities to minimize treatment side effects and manage complications of radiotherapy on the lower urinary tract and pelvic floor

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Elizabeth Kidd


Amy D. Dobberfuhl, MD, MS


Bertha H Chen



Aims & Objectives

60 minutes
Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) / Voiding Dysfunction
Female pelvic malignancy Radiotherapy Complications
Providers (MD, NP, PA, RN) who evaluate and care for women with lower urinary tract symptoms, hematuria, prolapse or pelvic floor dysfunction following pelvic radiotherapy

This course will outline the epidemiology of cervical and endometrial cancer throughout the world. Treatment options will be discussed with an emphasis on pelvic radiotherapy and the latest trends to minimize treatment related side effects. Representative patient case presentations will be used to highlight the urologic and gynecologic management options for acute and late complications of radiotherapy on the bladder, lower urinary tract, vagina and pelvic floor.

Learning Objectives

  • 1) What are the potential urinary side effects from pelvic radiation and brachytherapy, and how can this toxicity be decreased or minimized for cervical and endometrial cancer patients requiring radiation therapy as part of their treatment? 2) What are the latest trends for managing the acute and late complications of radiotherapy on the bladder, lower urinary tract and pelvic floor? 3) Where should future research efforts be directed to minimize and treat the long term unintended side effects of pelvic radiotherapy in women?