Dec 08, 2003 - 9:56 pm
Hello, in Nov.03', my Mom was diagnosed with stage IV B uterine cancer w/ metastasis to the lung and liver. It is the most common form, but it is an aggressive grade 3 cell. She is 55 years old. They will not do a hysterectomy until the nodules in the lung shrink. The lung is producing tachycardia in her heart. Her doctors remain tight-lipped about details, but gave the family a grim prognosis of 6 months to a year. Her 1st chemo started 2 wks ago with Taxol & Carboplatin. The 1st chemo did not effect the nodules in her lung, but they want to give 2 more chemos before assessing her response. How do we find the best treatment? Has anyone tried integrative alternative and nutritional therapies? Does anyone have opinions about prayer, or guided imagery? Are their any opinions about the carboplatin taxol combination? It seems like it has been used for several years. I wonder what its success is with uterine cancer. It is so difficult to find answers. I am working on an appointment at the Moffitt Center in Tampa, FL. Has anyone found hope at a Center, is it worth the trip? It is difficult to know what is best. How long has it been since your initial diagnosis? The CA-125 can have a false negative, but there is little stastical information available on the internet. I am sorry I do not have any information regarding that. I apologize for the excessive questions. I appreciate any responses.