ID 110845
Author
Ozaki, Kyousuke Department of Radiology, The University of Tokushima
Keywords
cervical cancer
radiotherapy
kampo
sho
long-term outcome
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Our policy regarding the performance of radiotherapy to squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix has not changed since 1969. We have already reported the treatment results which were as good as those from other institutions. Since 1978, Kampo therapy was first introduced in the treatment of cancer patients in dealing with problems such as the side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and various types of general malaise. We analyzed our treatment results in order to re-evaluate the chemo-radiotherapy in combination with Kampo. Survival rates for 5, 10 and 15 years, respectively, were 90.9%, 71.6% and 71.6% for Stage IB, 78.9%, 61.8% and 41.8% for Stage II, 62.3%, 49.1% and 41.2% for Stage III and 53.1%, 36.5% and 16.7% for Stage IV. The Kampo significantly extended the survival of patients with uterine cervical cancer. We intend to perform further research with more patients to explore how this therapy contributes to the prolonging of patients survival.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
55
Issue
1-2
Start Page
99
End Page
105
Sort Key
99
Published Date
2008-02
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
TextVersion
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departments
Medical Sciences
Oral Sciences