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    Hello,

    So sorry you are facing such extensive followup. I was a state IIIC but did not need pelvic exteneration. My only suggestion, to get perhaps more information as an answer to your experience and implied question, is to provide a bit more detail. Some types of cells require a bigger blast of treatment, and some levels of cancer involvment with other types of tissues also require more extensive treatment. Probably there are people on this site with this experience, and they will be able to help more if they have the same specific diagnosis. There will be others who can speak directly to pelvic exteneration in general.

    That's my only thought, and it's not as helpful as I'd like to be. In the meantime, continue seeking information just as you're doing, and I'll be sending positive thoughts to you. Best wishes coming your way.

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    So sorry you're having to go through all this. Many of us have been down this road, and once it's over and behind you, life gets much better. Brachytherapy was for me a miserable experience, but it appears to have been worth it. In a few months it will be my 5-year surgery anniversary. I'll hope you have the same or better outcomes. Let us know if you need info or just a sympathetic ear.

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