The purpose of this retrospective study was to report our experience with concurrent chemotherapy and adjuvant extended field irradiation after radical surgery for cervical carcinoma patients with common iliac node and/or multiple pelvic lymph nodes metastases. We studied 25 patients with FIGO stage IB–IIB (IB, 3; IIA, 15; and IIB, 7) cervical carcinoma who underwent radical surgery and had histologically confirmed involvement of common iliac nodes and/or multiple (≥ 2) pelvic lymph nodes. These patients received the first cycle of systemic chemotherapy 2 weeks after radical surgery. Then, they received pelvic and extended field irradiation (40–45 Gy) with weekly cisplatinum (30 mg/m2). They were then given five more cycles of consolidation chemotherapy. Survival curves were generated by the Kaplan–Meier method. The 3-year progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival rates were 63% and 76%, respectively. The PFS rates with multiple pelvic node and common iliac node metastases were 69% and 61%, respectively. The pelvic recurrence rate was 8% (2/25) and that for distant metastases was 32% (8/25). No patient's treatment failed in the para-aortic region. The median interval from the surgery to the recurrence was 14 months (range, 5–29 months). Nineteen (76%) patients experienced grades 1–2 and four (16%) experienced grades 3–4 neutropenia. Fifteen patients (60%) experienced grades 1–2 and one (4%) experienced grades 3–4 gastrointestinal toxicity. Concurrent chemotherapy and adjuvant extended field irradiation after radical surgery achieved good local control with acceptable toxicity. However, subsequent distant metastasis was still the predominant form of treatment failure even after consolidation chemotherapy.
- cervical cancer
- concurrent chemotherapy
- extended field irradiation
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