Jun 13, 2012 - 5:21 pm
Hello everyone! I've been visiting this site for a while and finally decided to join. You ladies have really helped me a lot. My Mom was diagnosed with UPSC, stage 1A back in December and is finishing her last treatment on Friday, thank God! Our concern is the next step, which her oncologist wants to be brachytheraphy. We haven't consulted with a radiation oncologist yet, but boht my Mom and I are concerned about whether or not her body can withstand this treatment and how do we know this will prevent the cancer from returning. I know that UPSC has a high rate of recurrance, usally at distant places but my Mom has been through so many health problems since the chemo like she acquired blood clots in her lung, so she's on blood thinners until October. She also has Chronic Kidney Disease so it's a blessing her kidneys have held up this long. I would really love some input from all the UPSC surviors on brachytherapy. Did anyone not have the treatments? Please share your thoughts!