Can Cervical Cancer Stage 3 B Recover?
Hello I sintya from bali, want to ask, my mother is a patient with cervical cancer stage 3B, 2 years ago, and had as many as 6 times of chemo, 25x of outer light and 3x of inner light. After doing all these processes my mother was declared cured of her cervical cancer. My question is, is it true that stage 3b cervical cancer can heal? And 3 months ago my mother started dropping again, she said, my mother had complications. And now the doctor said it’s terminal. My question is whether it is a terminal ..? Can it still be healed and there is still hope for life’s defense …? Thank you
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Cervical cancer is cancer that originates from cells in the cervix. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women in the world, including in Indonesia. There are several stages of this cancer, ranging from precancerous lesions that can be detected through a simple examination, to severe and life-threatening final stages. Symptoms of cervical cancer include: bleeding from the birth canal outside the menstrual period and after sexual intercourse, a foul-smelling liquid coming out of the vagina, pelvic pain, and sometimes pain during intercourse. The main risk factors for cervical cancer include: HPV virus infection which is closely related to the habit of having sex with more than one partner, a history of sexual relations from an early age, smoking, having a disease that decreases immune system function (for example: HIV / AIDS), and sexually transmitted infections (eg gonorrhea, syphilis).
Determination of the stage of cervical cancer is based on an evaluation of the tumor and whether the cancer has spread to lymph nodes and other parts of the body. Broadly speaking, there are 4 stages of cervical cancer. Stage I is the earliest stage where cancer is still confined to cervical tissue, while Stage IV is the last (terminal) stage where the cancer has spread to other parts of the body (for example: lung, liver, bone). What is meant by stage IIIB is cancer that has grown into the pelvic wall and / or affects the kidneys, but has not spread to lymph nodes or distant organs; or it can also be cancer of any size that has spread to lymph nodes in the pelvis, but has not yet reached the lymph nodes at a distant location.
The prognosis regarding life expectancy of cervical cancer patients is illustrated by the 5-year relative survival rate. In cancers that have spread regionally around the cervix, for example in stage IIIB, the 5-year relative survival rate is 56%. Meanwhile, the 5-year relative survival rate in uterine cancer that has spread to distant organs, as in stage IVB (terminal), is 17%. That is, research shows that women with terminal stage uterine cancer, on average only about 17% of them may survive at least 5 years after diagnosis compared with women without cervical cancer. However, it should be understood that this survival rate is an estimate and is based on the outcome of a large number of studies of patients, but still cannot predict what will happen in each individual case.
Regarding the possibility of life expectancy of patients, you are advised to discuss directly with obstetricians and obstetricians who handle patients. The prognosis of each patient needs to be based on age, general health condition, how well the patient's response to treatment, as well as many other factors of the patient's influence. Doctors who deal with patients directly certainly have more complete clinical information about patients so that they can give considerations more in accordance with the individual circumstances of the patient.
We wish you well for your mother. To enrich insight, you can read articles about cervical cancer. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.