• Tandem Ovoid Treatment

    Asked by Shellsmom on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Tandem Ovoid Treatment

    Has anyone else on here had this treatment?? My daughter is getting ready for her 4th one.. and I have found very little information anywhere about it..

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • KarenG_WN's Avatar

      Hi Shellsmom,

      Just wanted to reach out and let you know that I'm going to see what information I can come up with for you, as well as try to find someone who has that experience that they can share.

      Have your tried calling the American Cancer Society's hotline? The number is at the bottom of this page. They may have some suggestions for you.


      almost 5 years ago
    • Staci1219's Avatar

      Hey there Shellsmom, I will also try to see what I could do to help.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Heidi's Avatar

      I have cervical cancer but hav never done that treatment. Is it helping? I am going to look into this.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Shellsmom's Avatar

      We did find out a little bit about it on the internet..nothing too much tho.. She finished her 4th treatment Friday..and the doctors are very pleased with how it is working out. She happens to be the youngest and smallest patient they have done this on..at least here. She is barely 115 pounds and 5 feet tall.. Her oncologist is amazed how brave and strong she has been through all this..and how well the cancer is responding to the treatments. We have 4 external treatments this week,and her final internal one on the 23..and 2 more chemo appointments..then they think she is done with all the treatments. Not sure what happens after that yet tho.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Staci1219's Avatar

      She is a brave young lady and doing well on her treatment....praying for her everyday and your family also as I know it takes a toll on you all. Will you keep me posted and if you need anything let me know...Stay strong and make sure she does too. God bless
      Staci-ACS advocate

      almost 5 years ago
    • Staci1219's Avatar

      Tandem and ovoid treatment is a form of brachytherapy or internal radiation therapy. It involves the use of a tandem, which is a small metal tube that is put inside the uterus and used to treat that area. The ovoids are round hollow metal holders that are put near the cervix to treat some patients with cervical cancer. These metal holders are filled with radioactive material to treat the nearby areas as a form of brachytherapy.

      You can read more about this in our information on brachytherapy. You can find specific info online at


      almost 5 years ago

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