Hi , I'm 45 year old and on 18/02/2011 I've got diagnosed with an endometrial carcinoma stage 2 and on 04/03/11 I already had a total hysterectomy where also 20 lymph nodes were taken out and one of them was infected which puts me one more stage further, I think. At the moment I'm still recovering from the operation, waiting for my radiotherapy ..... My Dr. told me that I might be offered a trial combination of radio-chemotherapy, does anyone out there has more experience which therapy is more useful..... Thank you Vlasta
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hi there! my bf had radiotherapy with a chemo bottle attatched to him i think thats the same? it seemed to have work for him so best of luck!
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Hi, I also have endometrial cancer (stage 3). At the age of 38 I had a modified total hyserectomy (they left me with ovaries - not that they're of any use now!) with lymph nodes removed. I had six weeks of radiation and they also gave me chemo on day 1 of the radiation cycle as it is suppose to help the radiation work. I was suppose to have another chemo on day 21 but I was too sick from the radiation to have it. After radiation I had two weeks break and then four cycles of chemo. I made it through and I am doing the three monthly check ups, i'm 9 months post treatment and so far so good. Just recovering from the treatment. Both treatments do their own thing and the chemo drugs I had with the radiation were different from the last four. Focus on recovering from the operation but when you do get to it ask loads of questions. My psych said the combination was a new protocol that theoretically works better but that they had not done a heap of trials to see whether patients could tolerate it. I sure couldn't. It all depends on how you go with the radiation. Talk to the radiation nurses and doctors and tell them everything and they will assess. Good luck. Hope this helps. If you need to talk send me a message. Ally
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Hi Ally, thank you so much for sharing your experience with me it's really been more then helpful to hear that from someone like you. I'm really happy that you're doing well and I wish you good luck in the future too. Vlasta
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Hi and thank you so much for sharing your experience with me and I'm glad it worked for him so hopefully will work for me too. All the best!
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Hey Vlasta I had Cervical Cancer and had chemoradiation. I had Chemo weekly along with external ratiation and then I had internal radiation (brachytherapy or medieval torture as I like to call it). I was given Cisplatin chemo and had 3 lots of it. They cancelled the fourth with me as I could no longer tolerate the chemo - had a reaction to it. Their thinking though was that the chemo intensifies the work of the radiation, so they weren't concerned that they had to cancel a session as it was more for assistance than effect if that makes sense. When you are given it weekly, it is (generally) a lower dose than the monthly cycle and I believe (don't know as fact) that the side effects are therefore lesser too. I think as with all treatments though, it depends on the person, their situation and the type of chemo. Good luck with your treatment, I am 6 months post now and anxiously awaiting my first scan, just days away now!!
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Hi, thanks for helping me to make a decision and I wish you good luck too and the best results with your scans!!
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