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Cancel brachytherapy after starting? (Recap of Lost Posts, Topic Created by Badyear2018 on Jan 28, 2019)

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This recap includes posts that were lost during CSN's data outage from 10/29/18 to 1/30/19.

Badyear2018

Jan 28, 2019- 8:12 pm

hi has anyone stopped bracytherapy after start ? like many others, the uncertainty of side effects being worse than waiting .

Figo 1 staged at 1B ONLY because I am 57; no other evidence of disease. 

 

zsazsa1

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:06 pm

As far as I know, age is not

As far as I know, age is not taken into account for staging.

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrial-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/staging.html

IB is when the tumor is growing into the muscle layer of the uterus, and has grown more than half way through it.

The other very important consideration is what grade the tumor was, and whether it was endometrioid, or serous or clear cell.  It seems to me that you need reassurance that you are doing the right thing - perhaps you should get a second opinion.

 

Denise66

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:01 pm

i had Brachy for stage 1B,

i had Brachy for stage 1B, Figo 2. I had so issues with Brachy. What side effects are you referring too?

 

Forherself

Jan 29, 2019 - 12:28 am

Aw, looks like your first post

Sorry you are having to deal with this disease.   Can you give us a bit more information?  Do you know the Grade of your tumor?   It makes a big difference to what they recommend for treatment.  Is the FIGO 1 the grade of your tumor?   I think they recommend different treatments for different people.  Have you already had one treatment?  Are you having chemotherapy too?   Or just thinking of having no treatment?   

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