We were told by several oncologists that having carcinosarcoma (in this case MMMT) of the uterine, we
would have to have radiation as well as chemo. This was the established protocol. But, we were lucky
enough to find a study on the efficacy of chemo versus radiation for this aggressive type of cancer cell.
Because this study began in 1999 the chemo being used then was the harsher regime of Cisplatin/
Ifosamide-Mesna versus the current Pacliitaxel/Carboplatin regime.
Here is the link for your benefit:
url for the Study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2752331/
Other info relating to the clinical trial and study: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00002546
We found out about this study by miraculously seeing Dr. Wolfson at the Sylvester Comprehensive
Cancer Center, affiliated with the University of Miami School of Medicine, as we were contemplating
radiation in our case.
Depending on your situation radiation might still be recommended but it is not as clear cut as several of
our doctor's led us to believe. Dr. Wolfson, by the way, is a very wonderful human being and has an
international reputation as a Radiation Oncologist. Highly recommended.
We hope this is helpful to you.