Table 111.6Treatment Scheme for Vaginal Carcinoma

StageExternal TherapyImplant (Interstitial)
Stage I
Small tumors (< 2 cm)6000–7000 cGy*
All othersWhole pelvis (4000 cGy)3000–4000 cGy
Stage IIWhole pelvis (4000–5000 cGy)3000–4000 cGy
Stage IIIWhole pelvis (5000 cGy)2000 cGy
Stage IVWhole pelvis (5000 cGy); an additional 1000–2000 cGy through reduced field if implant not possible2000 cGy (if possible)

1 cGy = 1 rad.

Modified from Nori D, et al. Radiation therapy of primary vaginal carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 1983;9:1471.

From: Chapter 111, Neoplasms of the Vulva and Vagina

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