СТСАЕ v.3.0 in evaluating the radiation adverse events in cancer patients after pelvic irradiation (Contemporary mechanisms of radiation and
comprehensive damage after cancer treatment)
E. Encheva, Z. Zahariev, B. Sultanov, T. Hadjieva
The authors present the fi rst report of applying the NCI CTCAE v.3.0 for evaluation of radiation adverse events in Bulgaria. The adverse events are observed in early stage cervical and endometrial cancer patients receiving external beam radiotherapy after radical surgery during the radiotherapy and 3 months after it ended. The paper discusses the contemporary concepts of the normal tissue morbidity, the issue earlylate adverse events, comprehensive factors and causes, except irradiation, involved in their occurrence. The possibility to defi ne the single method contribution of the comprehensive cancer treatment for development of post-treatment adverseevents in cancer survivors in effort to improve their quality of life is discussed.
Key words: RADIOTHERAPY. PELVIC IRRADIATION, NORMAL
TISSUE MORBIDITY SCALE. СТСАЕ V.3.0. COMPREHENSIVE
EVALUATION OF ADVERSE EVENTS CANCER TREATMENT