Mar 14, 2007 - 12:48 am
Hi, my mom was diagnosed with stage IV uterine cancer, (adenocarcinoma), just last week. We think it is stage IVB as the catscan and xray show it may have spread to the lungs. We know it is in the pelvic bone and also vagina. She is 66yrs old and otherwise healthy. She had bleeding in Sept/Oct , had a pelvic mri, intravaginal ultrasound and endometrial biopsy. All results were negative. She had hip pain last week, went to the ER and was told it was sciatica. Two days later went back as symptoms worsened. They did a pelvic xray, saw a mass and did a catscan. Nodules characteristic of metasticized cancer are on lungs. We saw one dr who wants to radiate entire pelvic area w/ external and internal radiation. And then do chemo. I have the names of the 2 chemo options, but do not have them here with me right now. This dr does not want to do a hysterectomy, as it will slow down the treatment. She wants to treat it as it is likely it has spread to the lungs. My mom will have a PETscan this Thurs. to see if it is in the lungs and/or any other sites. She also has a 2nd opinion at Dana Farber in Boston. If anyone knows anything about this, any information will be most helpful. I am trying to stay positive and have hope, but there is not a lot about stage IVB uterine that is helping me to stay positive. Refuse to give up hope. The only symptom she has is hip/groin pain and is feeling a bit fatigued. She has not lost any weight nor her appetite and is remarkably positive right now. I don't think it has hit her yet. Any information will help right now. Thank you very much.