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Definitive radiotherapy in elderly patients and patientswith locally advanced cervical cancer with complications

  • H. Imafuku1,*,
  • Y. Ebina1
  • K. Suzuki1
  • S. Wakahashi1
  • Y. Miyahara1
  • K. Yoshida2
  • H. Yamada1

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kobe City (Japan)

2Department of Radiation Oncology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe City (Japan)

DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo.2020.01.4769 Vol.41,Issue 1,February 2020 pp.60-64

Published: 15 February 2020

*Corresponding Author(s): H. Imafuku E-mail: ima1210@med.kobe-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the efficacy and toxicity of radiation therapy (RT) in elderly patients (>80-years-old) and patients with locallyadvanced cervical cancer with complications. Materials and Methods: Thirty-six patients treated with RT and 52 patients treated withconcurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) between 2010 and 2013 were included in this study. Treatment efficacy, treatment toxicity, overall survival, disease progression-free survival, and pelvic progression-free survival were analyzed. Results: The frequency of patients who had Grade 3-4 leukopenia in the CCRT group (57.6%) was significantly higher than that in the RT group (8.3%, p< 0.01). The complete response rates were 84% in the RT group (n = 32) and 90% in the CCRT group (n = 51) (p = 0.498). There was no statistical difference in overall survival, disease progression-free survival, and pelvic progression-free survival between the RT group andthe CCRT group. Conclusion: Definitive RT in elderly and complicated cervical cancer patients was safe and effective.

Keywords

Cervical cancer; Radiation therapy; Elderly patients; Patients with complications.

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H. Imafuku,Y. Ebina,K. Suzuki,S. Wakahashi,Y. Miyahara,K. Yoshida,H. Yamada. Definitive radiotherapy in elderly patients and patientswith locally advanced cervical cancer with complications. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2020. 41(1);60-64.

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