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21 Item(s) found for:  Radiation Oncology 

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About your radiation treatment: Answers to common questions   English
Abstract: This handout answers some of the questions patients may have about their radiation treatment at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 6/2015
Brain tumors   English
Abstract: Discusses brain tumor types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment including surgery, radiation therapy, radiosurgery, and chemotherapy. Addresses living with a brain tumor including how one might be affected in mobility, fatigue, and cognitive deficits. Suggests obtaining help from UWMC's Brain Injury Program or from family and friends. Discusses types of seizures that may occur, safety measures, and first aid during a seizure. Provides UW resources and community organizations including websites.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 10/2006
Follow-up care after radiation   English
Abstract: This handout briefly explains care after radiation treatment. Space is provided for instructions to be written in by the provider, as well as contact names and phone numbers for Radiation Oncology staff.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 3/2012
Gamma knife CareMap   English
Abstract: This CareMap provides a timeline for patients having gamma knife treatments. Sections include Before Treatment, Treatment Day, Home Care, 1 Month After, and Every 2 to 3 Months.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 7/2013
High-grade neuro-oncology (neuro-onc) CareMap   English
Abstract: This CareMap provides a timeline for patients having high-grade neuro-oncology treatments. Sections include Before Treatment, Treatment Day 1, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Home Care, 1 Month After, and Every 2 to 3 Months.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 7/2013
Liver transarterial chemoembolization (TACE): Cancer treatment   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout explains liver transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), which delivers chemotherapy straight into a liver tumor. Included are how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect during and after the procedure, and follow-up care.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 2/2012
Low-grade neuro-oncology (neuro-onc) CareMap   English
Abstract: This CareMap provides a timeline for patients having low-grade neuro-oncology treatments. Sections include Before Treatment, Treatment Day 1, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Home Care, 1 Month After, and Every 2 to 3 Months.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 7/2013
Metastatic whole brain CareMap   English
Abstract: This CareMap provides a timeline for patients having metastatic whole brain treatments. Sections include Before Treatment, Treatment Day 1, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Home Care, 1 Month After, and Every 2 to 3 Months.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 7/2013
Preparing for radiation treatment: For prostate cancer   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare when having radiation treatment for prostate cancer at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 8/2014
Radiation to the abdomen: What you should know   English
Abstract: This handout describes the most common side effects from radiation to the abdomen. It includes guidelines for treating or coping with nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, stomach discomfort, difficulty with urination, and skin reactions.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 10/2010
Radiation to the brain: What you should know   English
Abstract: This handout describes the most common side effects from radiation to the brain, what to do to treat or cope with them, and when to call the doctor or nurse. Side effects include skin reactions, hair loss, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, earaches, headaches and other neurological symptoms. A short section on taking steroid medicines to treat these symptoms is included.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 3/2010
Radiation to the breast: What to expect before, during, and after treatment   English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes radiation treatment for breast cancer. It includes what to expect and how to handle side effects, physical changes, and emotional responses.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Cancer Center
Revised Date: 12/2016
Radiation to the spine: What you should know   English
Abstract: This handout explains radiation therapy to the spine, a treatment that focuses on tumors, killing cancer cells, and reducing tumor masses. Included is a list of possible side effects.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 5/2008
Radiation treatment in children: Information for families   English Spanish
Abstract: This brochure explains details about radiation treatment in children, from what will happen to who will provide care.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Cancer Center
Revised Date: 8/2009
Skin care during radiation therapy: Tips to help protect your skin   English Korean Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout provides care tips for patients who have skin changes as a side effect from radiation treatments.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1997
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 11/2016
Stereotactic body radiation therapy: What it is and how it works   English
Abstract: This handout explains stereotactic body radiation therapy. It describes how this radiation treatment works, and what to expect before, during, and after treatment.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 4/2011
Total body irradiation (TBI): About your treatment   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout details what happens before, during and after total body irradiation (TBI), which is often done to prepare cancer patients for a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 10/2007
Vaginal dilator: Radiation Oncology   English
Abstract: This flyer gives instructions for using a vaginal dilator, which is used to help prevent narrowing of the vagina after radiation treatment.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 2/2012
Vesicant chemotherapy   English
Abstract: This handout describes the chemotherapy medicine vesicant, including the risk of extravasation (injury to skin and muscle) if the medicine leaks out of the vein. It lists ways to prevent this injury, and warning signs that require a call to the nurse. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2013
UWMC Dept: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Revised Date: 10/2013
Your neuro-oncology team   English
Abstract: This handout provides contact information for the Radiation Oncology Clinic, the Neuro-Oncology Clinic, and the Neurosurgery Clinic at UWMC. Spaces are provided for filling in the names of the patient's personal neuro-oncology team.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 9/2007
Your radiation treatment: Information for patients and families   Chinese English
Abstract: This handout gives details about UWMC's Cancer Center, members of the radiation care team, and what to expect during a consult, nurse visit, treatment planning visit, and radiation treatments. Includes contact information for questions and concerns, and symptoms that require a call to the radiation nurse.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Radiation Oncology
Revised Date: 5/2015
 
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