Oct 30, 2006 - 6:18 am
Is there anyone out there who can tell me what, physically, will happen, if no treatment of any kind is given to my 89 year old mother who, based on recent CATSCAN, I'm told has a 13.9 cm complex thinly septated ovarian cyst, most likely malignant (assume it is malignant). We're awaiting CR125 results. She has other symptoms, e.g. weight loss, loss of appetite, severe back pain, etc. Drs telling me that she has to have surgery, one way or other; if no immediate surgery, then they say that eventually cancer will grow/spread, and abdomen will fill up to point that pressure on her lungs will impair breathing and they will have to do ER operation, etc. Basically, if someone, because of age or other reasons, chooses not to have any surgery or any other treatment, what does the cancer do to the body and what can the medical profession do to help alleviate the suffering?