Hi Doctor, Good Evening. I had tumor in uterus, was admitted in hospital last month and successfully Uterus, Fallopian tube, Lymph nodes all were removed. Biopsy report came after a week. It says Tumor involving more than 50% of thickness of the myometrium., Lymphovascular space invasion present, FIGO : STAGE II. Doctor advised for IMRT and we completed 12 days. But now due to Pandemic situation doc advised her not to come hospital. Doc advised we can finish the next 13 days sitting once this pandemic is over. I am worried if we stop inbetween will it impact in later stage. Because i am diabetic and having BP. Can you please give me the clear direction. should i continue the IMRT or considering the current situation should i stop for a while.
I am sorry for your predicament. it is indeed difficult time due to pandemic. ideally there should not be any gaps in treatment, since gap result in increased chances of disease recurrence. I would advise to continue treatment, however considering the pandemic, the decision to continue radiation is associated with accepting the risk of developing infection, with you having dm and htn, you are at a higher risk from getting infected. please discuss this with your treating radiation oncologist, every hospital has some policies, example in my hospital we are continuing the existing patients, but not starting any new patient.
I hope I am helpful, kindly revert in case of any further queries. regards
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