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Is Chemo Required For Endometria Cancer After Complete Hysterectomy?

I have been diagnosed with Stage 1a type 3 (clear cell) endometria cancer. I have had a complete hysterectomy (there was only one polyp containing the clear cell cancer and it was removed. Now I am having radiation (irredeum seed) for sessions) Next they are recommending some chemo. As a preventative. Should I follow thru with chemo?? will lemon juice therapy help??
Mon, 4 May 2015
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Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Many times cancer cannot be completely treated by surgery alone. That is when a patient is recommended to have chemotherapy and radiation therapy. During surgery, microscopic invasion of the cancer to the surrounding areas might persist and this can cause seeding of the cancer. As a result the patient can have recurrence even though she has got hysterectomy done.

It is best to suppress the cancer cells with the help of radiation and then giving chemotherapy. There might be small lymph nodes with disease spread and invisible at the moment. Treatment with chemotherapy eradicates the disease completely in early stages. Please do not worry.
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Is Chemo Required For Endometria Cancer After Complete Hysterectomy?

Hi, Thanks for writing in. Many times cancer cannot be completely treated by surgery alone. That is when a patient is recommended to have chemotherapy and radiation therapy. During surgery, microscopic invasion of the cancer to the surrounding areas might persist and this can cause seeding of the cancer. As a result the patient can have recurrence even though she has got hysterectomy done. It is best to suppress the cancer cells with the help of radiation and then giving chemotherapy. There might be small lymph nodes with disease spread and invisible at the moment. Treatment with chemotherapy eradicates the disease completely in early stages. Please do not worry.