Mar 03, 2007 - 5:14 pm
My mom was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer in early January. The cancer was at Stage 3C. She had a total hysterectomy mid January. Most lymph nodes are affected, including pelvic and aortic. Tests showed 'activity' in the chest cavity as well, however her Dr. is not going to biopsy anything right now as he hopes radiation treatments and chemotherapy will take care of it. My mom is supposed to have 22-25 radiation treatments, however after 13 she was given 2 days off in order to regain strength. She is extremely tired, wore out, sick, nauseous, and has extreme diarrhea. Is it normal for a break in radiation due to her weakness? Anyone have any idea what chemo will be like, as in how often, side effects, etc.? Will she be able to handle it if Radiation is proving to be this hard on her? How common is it for Uterine Cancer to develop into a an advanced stage, shouldn't her regular Dr. have caught it earlier as she was going in for bleeding and pain? Thanks for your time and input!