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My mum finished her radiotherapy sessions for stage three cervical cancer and looks healthy. Is there any further test that can be done to her?

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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: A PET

I find pet scans helpful in assessing response to therapy/ evaluation for further therapy.

In brief: A PET

I find pet scans helpful in assessing response to therapy/ evaluation for further therapy.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Exam and scans

She should follow with physical pelvic exams with her radiation oncologist and gynecologic oncologist.
The doctors will also obtain ct scans of the pelvis and abdomen to check on areas that can not physically be examined.

In brief: Exam and scans

She should follow with physical pelvic exams with her radiation oncologist and gynecologic oncologist.
The doctors will also obtain ct scans of the pelvis and abdomen to check on areas that can not physically be examined.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: IIIa or b Cx Ca

Frankly, gyn oncology is not my area.
Usual follow up with imaging, but its done by "practice" rather than established fact. Exam by gynonc and radonc, imaging by ct or mr. Outcome is generally good.

In brief: IIIa or b Cx Ca

Frankly, gyn oncology is not my area.
Usual follow up with imaging, but its done by "practice" rather than established fact. Exam by gynonc and radonc, imaging by ct or mr. Outcome is generally good.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Alfred Tinger
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yes

The best test is an expert physical examination, which means a pelvic or internal examination by her physician.
If she feels well and the examination is normal, imaging tests do not usually add more information. Ct (computed tomography) scans may be ordered if there is a question. Pet (positron emission tomography) scans may also be helpful after three months from radiation to allow recovery.

In brief: Yes

The best test is an expert physical examination, which means a pelvic or internal examination by her physician.
If she feels well and the examination is normal, imaging tests do not usually add more information. Ct (computed tomography) scans may be ordered if there is a question. Pet (positron emission tomography) scans may also be helpful after three months from radiation to allow recovery.
Dr. Alfred Tinger
Dr. Alfred Tinger
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Paps and exams

She will still need regular pap smears and exams to make sure that it doesn't come back.
Hoping for the best!

In brief: Paps and exams

She will still need regular pap smears and exams to make sure that it doesn't come back.
Hoping for the best!
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Dr. Megan Bird
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