Cervical cancer spread to lung

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:20

Dr says looks like cancer is coming back in lung very small would you suggest chemo or watch to see if they grow. 3c cervical cancer 35 rads / spread aortic lymph node 35 rads/ some lung spots 6 cycles chemo ended in February.


JanineT Forum …

Hi catcon49, 


Welcome to Grace.  I'm so sorry you're going through this.  And I'm sorry it took so long to respond.  This is my 3rd writing of this and I think I may not have sent either of the other 2.  


At the moment we don't have expert material on cervical cancer.  If I understand correctly you have metastases to the lung from cervical cancer which would be considered stage IVb and not usually treated as curable but can be managed with anti-cancer treatment and certainly comfort care.  Sometimes if treatment is to manage cancer symptoms and not curative treatment it's ok to take a break however, the timing can be tricky if cancer symptoms become too acute treatment cannot be given so close observation is crucial.  This is something your oncologist needs to help determine.  


A second opinion from a teaching/research cancer center such as a university can put more eyes on your individual situation and help determine if other treatments such as avastin added to single agent chemo, immunotherapy, or clinical trials may be options.  


All the best of hopes,



Thank you for the thread it helped to find some information about my grandfather too. The only difference is that my grandfather was working in an asbestos shaft at that time and as far as I know he was a Mesothelioma diagnosed. I found some information about my Grandpa in the German archives and at least now I have a photo of him. He died because of his lungs disease. I asked an asbestos attorney to try to get a compensation for my grandfathers diagnose and I hope it will help me. As far as I know, this attorney is specialized in this case, and I am not the first one to ask for that kind of service. I hope I will be able to turn the law on my side and to get a compensation for my grandfather, I really count on this attorney

JanineT Forum …

Hi GoodFollow,


I am very sorry about your diagnosis.  I hope you understand your care options.  From the MayoClinic, " Unfortunately, mesothelioma often is an aggressive disease and for most people a cure isn't possible. Mesothelioma is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage — when it isn't possible to remove the cancer through an operation. Instead, your doctor may work to control your cancer to make you more comfortable.

Discuss treatment goals with your doctor. Some people want to do everything they can to treat their cancer, even if that means enduring side effects for a small chance of an improvement. Others prefer treatments that make them comfortable so that they can live their remaining time as symptom-free as possible. "


What do you mean by " This came out from my cancer treatment"?


Take care,