Dec 03, 2004 - 8:34 am
Hi, thanks for all your replies, it is a great help to know so many others care. We have a call in to another oncologist, mom has an appointment with her family dr. today just for reassurance I guess. She is just getting over a flu of sorts and now seems we are all getting it. I found some info on sloan kettering web site and there was actually a case similar to my mom which they used the same approach, the woman was on the same med they just put her on and 18 months she was still fighting so that made me feel a little better. This approach to mucinous adenocarsinoma was a clinical trial a few years ago there. I still would like to have the copy of her pathology report looked over. I tried reading it, but it will take me a few more hours on the computer to figure it out. There were a lot of different stains and things done. From what I understand, just as Steve said in my previos post, mucinous adenocarcinomas are difficult to figure out, a lot of trial and error, She had the test done for colon and GI which is where the primary was thought to be and they were clean, that is why the leaned toward ovarian. He said we are going to try to attack the mucinous cancer now, hope this works....it did in atleast one case I found. The only difference was they also gave her celebrex along with xeloda, I am going to inquire about this when I talk to her Dr again. Well I will keep you posted as this battle begins again, we will keep fighting as long as there is a fight to have. I refuse to give up and I refuse to let her. She started her new pills yesterday, hopefully the side effects won't be too bad. She did great on the taxol/carbo treatments, they just quit working. Hope she does as good on this one. Continues to work which I feel is important, just can't get used to the fact that she has to slow down and take care of herself. She was so used to going, going, going, and being there for everybody else. Well thanks for listening, I will keep you updated.
You are all in my prayer,