Apr 30, 2012 - 11:03 pm
Hi all...Well i got MRI results and it was'nt very good.I have a hip fracture .The doctor has recommended i get a full hip replacement on my right side.My hip is collapsing.This was caused from the 31 rounds of radiation 3 1/2 yrs ago. Radiation is the gift that keeps on giving.......The following is from JAMA
Results Women who underwent radiation therapy were more likely to have a pelvic fracture than women who did not undergo radiation therapy (cumulative 5-year fracture rate, 14.0% vs 7.5% in women with anal cancer, 8.2% vs 5.9% in women with cervical cancer, and 11.2% vs 8.7% in women with rectal cancer); the difference was statistically significant and most fractures (90%) were hip fractures. We controlled for potential confounders including age, race, cancer stage, and geographic location. The impact of irradiation varied by cancer site: treatment for anal cancer was associated with a higher risk of pelvic fractures.
I am going back to the dr on wednesday for consult.I couldn't absorb what he was saying today on the phone.Wish me luck...hugs alys