I am looking for advise from those of you who have been through radiation and chemo treatment for adenocarcinoma. My mom is 87 years old and has just been diagnosed with it----they found a small tumor in the vaginal wall and took a biopsy of it and discovered it was cancer. They cannot tell us for sure where it originated due to the fact that she had a hystorectomy about 40 years ago, but they suspect it was endometrial or cervical originally. They don't feel she is a candidate for surgery due to her age and asthma, so they are recommending 5 weeks of daily radiation with one day a week of chemo. My mom feels good right now and is not ill. She is considering doing nothing because she knows that the treatment will make her sick and also can possibly damage her internally. She doesn't see any reason to go through this torture at her advanced age and I don't want to see that happen to her either. The doctors say that they can't tell us if it is a fast-growing cancer or not. We are all so scared for her and don't know what to do. Do any of you have any advise to give knowing what you do about the treatment? Is it worth going through at her age? Has anyone known of someone refusing treatment and remaining well for a long time? Thank you for your help and good luck to all of you who are fighting this battle. You are so brave.