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jectac 11-17-2005 08:02 PM

question regarding cerival tumor/cancer and chemo
Please forgive my ignorance on this subject. I basically know nothing in regards to cervical cancer. I spoke with my cousin today and she informed me that my aunt (71 yr. old) has a tumor on her cervix. She never stated she had cervical cancer. She did however tell me that my aunt has had radiation on the tumor last year that apparently did not work. They want to start chemotherapy now.

I guess my question is, what is the normal protocol for cervical cancer? Is it initially just radiation and then if she doesn't respond they turn to chemo as a last ditch effort?

My cousin basically said today that she has told my aunt NOT to do the chemo. She should just try and preserve her quality of life. Should this be the end for her?

Lvnglf 11-24-2005 11:31 PM

Re: question regarding cerival tumor/cancer and chemo
NO, it shouldn't be the "end" for her. At ALL!

All I can say is provide a solid ear for your dear aunt. Try to provide, as much as you can , a stress free environment for her at this time in need.

As far as treatment, it seems to be, from what I understand, very different from one state to the other, one's age/immune systeme, one's "stage" as to how they "fix it".

Hoping things all go well.

Take care.

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