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RE: Recurrent Vaginal Cancer

cindy1234
Posts: 14
Joined: Mar 2006

Hello.
My mother was diagnosed with vaginal cancer 3 years ago. She underwent radiation therapy, chemotherapy and pelvic exoneration. The cancer has come back in the pelvis and her lung. Does anyone know of treatments, western and alternative, that could help in this situation? Thank you.

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MaggieAnn
Posts: 6
Joined: Sep 2005

Hi Cindy - Your mother has been through so much, but sounds like a very strong woman. You are a wonderful daughter to her and while I don't know of treatments other than faith, surgery, rads, and chemo., I'm sure her pride in you keeps her going. My cancer was diagnosed and treated with surgery and rads in 2003, probably about the same timeframe as your mother. So far, so good, but I know that only time can tell. I wish you and your mother the best and please know that you are both in my prayers. Keep in touch, Maggie Ann

AMom
Posts: 4
Joined: Aug 2006

You need to check out the National Cancer Institute for help - clinical trials etc. See http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Sites-Types/metastatic

It is critical to get the best help as soon as possible because of the lung cancer diagnosis. How was her original cancer staged? Did she complete the full amt of radiation and chemo? I know that it is so much harder with older women to tolerate all the radiation. My daughter was stage 3 and it will be 8 yrs since the diagnosis and first treatment. But the radiation has been devastating! You wonder sometimes why they can't figure out something better.

getsailing
Posts: 6
Joined: Nov 2008

I agree

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