How To Cure Cervical Cancer Stage 4 That Can Not Be Operated On?
At night my mother was sentenced to cervical cancer, said the doctor was in stage 4 and could not be operated on. Please enlighten me …
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Cervical cancer or also called cervical cancer, just like in other cancers too, has several stages. Stage I (1) is the mildest and Stage IV (4) is the most severe. In stage IV, the cancer has spread outside the pelvis (pelvis) or has involved the bladder mucosa or rectum. In stage IVA (4A), the spread has occurred to other organs around the cervix, while in stage IVB (4B), the spread has occurred to distant organs (for example to bones, brain, lungs, etc.).
In patients who have cervical cancer in stages IIB to IVA, surgery is no longer the first choice for therapy (usually because the cancer is very widespread or has spread, so even if surgery is done will not eliminate the entire cancer). The treatment of choice for this stage group is chemotherapy and radiation. Surgery is only done if there is a strong indication (and not intended to cure), for example if there is heavy bleeding from the cancerous area.
Stage IVB is the final stage and most likely will not be cured anymore. Just like in stage IVA, the recommended therapy is chemotherapy and radiation alone, the purpose of chemotherapy and radiation is only to slow the growth of cancer and reduce the symptoms caused.
It is better to consult directly with the doctor who treats your mother to know clearly what treatment options are best for your mother.
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