Dec 01, 2004 - 8:50 am
My mom was diagnosed with cancer in March 2004, had surgery and thought to be ovarian cancer. Pathology said colon but her colonostipy (sp?) was clear and blood work seemed good so they treated ovarian cancer. She went through months of treatments for ovarian, at first it seemed to respond then it stopped. I got her post op report yesterday and pathology report. The cancer seemed comtained to the reproductive system and abdomen, no signs of cancer in colon or stomach none in lymph nodes either. She had a cat scan and the dr said it has all returned to the same places, no fluid in abdomen, just a mass near the rectum so now we are trying colon cancer treatments. They are putting her on Xeloda to try to shrink the tumors I guess. Anybody on that treatment? I am concidering taking her to a different hospital, I am totally lost at this point,had a lot of info when I thought it was ovarian, so now I am starting over. She has a mucinous adenocarcinoma primary unknown. Tried treating ovarian, didn't work. now on to colon which was the origional pathology, has anybody ever heard of having colon cancer with no cancer in the colon. I feel like the oncologist is grasping for straws, he tells us not to give up we will keep fighting, but I don't know how long she will fight, she is only 60 and in great health otherwise, so I don't want her to quit. she said if this drug don't work she might just give up, but htat was yesterday after finding out that 6 month of being sick, tired and bald did absolutely nothing, I think I would have felt the same way. Anyway any suggestions of Dr, treatments, ect... would be appreciated. Our Dr. said we need to try this for atleast three series. She has an appt in six weeks to see if the tumor is shrinking, I hope she makes it that long and it doesnt hit any other organs while we are waiting to see if it works. He is a gyn/oncologist. He said we tried ovarian and it didn't work so now we are going to treat the mucinous part of the cancer, I wonder why we weren'ttreating that from the start. We were totally new as most are to cancer when this happened, we trust his decisions, he is the Dr. Just pray we didn't trust him for too long. Well please add me and my mom to your pray list, as I pray for everybody fighting cancer and their caretakers daily in my prayers. Thanks for any help you can give. I appreciate it.