hi, can 'Immunotherapy with cytokine-induced killer cells' treat late stage(4b) cervical cancer?many thanks
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 61
had one surgery last July and recently did a CT scan and found reoccuring cancer tumor outside of rectum and in liver as well.
so my question is how effective if at all 'Immunotherapy with cytokine-induced killer cells' will help to extend patients life at this stage as many doctors said surgery at this stage is too risky to consider. thanks.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and am ready to help.
CIK cell therapy for cancer is too new at this point.
there is ongoing reach in the USA and in china on this form of therapy
cervical cancer is usually squamous cell cancer.
has standard chemotherapy been considered? cisplatin? carboplatin? erbitux can all be used against squamous cell carcinoma.
hi Dr. David thanks for reviwing my question.
do you have other questions?
the patient had standard surgery last July as I suggested, had a complete removal surgery in order to clear the cancer tumor
she did a CT scan last Nov, no tumor found, did another scan last month, found reoccured tumor outside of rectum
means the cancer cell has already spread to other part of the body
after the surgery last year she had one radiotherpy, not 30days, but one day
so I'd say she hasnt had any other treatment other than the surgery
also the type of the cancer cell is called 'clear cancer cell' in chinese. not sure what it should be called in english
and it is a 'low differential' cell
we have seen many surgent they said another surgery would be too risky, as the new tumor is pushing the retum, so a stoma will need to be installed to replace the retum
she could get more radiation to the pelvis.
why did she only have one day?
but we dont know when will be the best time to install the stoma. also not sure wheather it is worth to try 'Immunotherapy with cytokine-induced killer
cos the white cell dropped from 4k to 2k after the radiotherpy
if there is a clinical trail studying CIK in the area and she wants to try experimental therapy, that is fine.
radiation usually does not drop white blood cell counts.
doctor said that the clear cell cancer cell is not senstive to the radiotherpy nor does it senstive to other treatment
not is not always true. but the chances of the cancer responding are small but not zero.
there is a CIK doctor said that they will need the patient's son's blood to create the CIK blood, is that correct?
I am the son of the patient actually.
I am not familiar with how they make the CIK
I am in the UK, do would know is it possible to find a place to do CIK in the UK?
so the normal way of making CIK is to create it from the patient's own blood?
I don't know how they make CIK
okay no problems. thanks for your time Dr. appreciate it.
I can't find any trials currently in the UK for CIK
there are quite a lot hostipals in China where they offer CIK treatment
but of course we dont know which ones are genuine ones
Dr. do you have any suggestions for treating my mothers condition please?
other than CIK
Dr. David are you still there please?
she can always try chemotherapy and radiation again, but the chances of these treatments helping are low, but not zero
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