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Table 1 Patients, tumor and treatment characteristics

From: Outcome and toxicity of radical radiotherapy or concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for elderly cervical cancer women

  Characteristic No. of patients Percentage (%)
Age (years old) Median 74
  70–74
75–79
≥80
44
20
9
60.3
27.4
12.3
Histology Squamous cell carcinoma 68 93.2
  Adenocarcinoma 4 5.5
  Small cell carcinoma 1 1.4
Stage IB 9 12.3
IIA 12 16.4
IIB 32 43.8
IIIA 6 8.2
IIIB 9 12.3
IVA 5 6.8
LNM Pelvic LNM 7 9.6
Para-aortic LNM 2 2.7
  Pelvic and para-aortic LNM 2 2.7
External beam radiation therapy technique 3D–CRT 21 28.8
IMRT 52 71.2
Dose of intracavitary brachytherapy <30 Gy 19 26.0
30-36 Gy 50 68.5
>36 Gy 4 5.5
Completion of radiotherapy Yes 70 95.9
  No 3 4.1
Duration of radiotherapy ≤8 weeks 58 79.5
>8 weeks 15 20.5
Concurrent chemotherapy No 49 67.1
1-3 cycles 13 17.8
≥4 cycles 11 15.1
  1. Abbreviations: LNM Lymph nodes metastasis, 3D–CRT 3-Dimensional conformal radiation therapy, IMRT Intensity modulated radiation therapy