Suggest treatment for B1cervical cancer - Online Doctor Chats
I have been diagnosed with stage1 B1cervical cancer. My PET/CT scan cam back with tumor less than 4 cm on cervix. No surrounding tissues or lymph nodes are involved. What are my treatment options besides a radical hysterectomy. How do I find a doctor who will do a full hysterectomy instead, with out taking the pelvic lymph nodes or the surrounding pericardium.
Your options include a radical hysterectomy
and total hysterectomy
As for finding a doctor who can do that, it is difficult
Where can I go to seek a doctor who is open to that?
In that case you can opt for a total hysterectomy
followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy
if the nodes are not involved, then all of the distant nodes need not be removed
If that is the case it wouldn't make sense as the other option I was given was radiation therapy and chemo without any surgery.
the surgeon can limit the node excision to the surrounding area only
There are many options
You can go for total hysterectomy followed by chemotherapy or radiotherapy
Your gyneonclogist seems to be overly cautious one
that would be good. What is you opinion about the surrounding connective tissue
Since the stage is 1 B1, without any node involvement on PET scan
there is no need to explore beyond the close proximity
If the stage and grade was higher, then yes, the doctor would be justified in clearing off all the draining lymph nodes
So I should just start looking for a doctor who will support those options and not be forced into something I do not want or believe in.
In my opinion you should look for a more amenable doctor
Any idea how to do that without having to talk or meet with every doctor in the area? Is there someplace on the web where I can get referrals?
you can try www.healthgrades.com
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