Mar 29, 2009 - 1:04 pm
Hello, as some of you already know, I am a son of a recently diagnosed 62 yr old mom with colorectal cancer. She was diagnosed with corolectal cancer just last Tuesday and the last 6 days have been tough. I already somewhat have an idea about the severity of her disease since her CT scan states "numerous soft tissue masses on the left and right lobes of her liver" which means it has spread already. I just want to know, it has been 6 days since her colonoscopy in which they found the cancer and about 3 days after her CT scan, I was wondering she describes me ones in a while this morning that her thighs are a little numb and her back pelvic area feels a little heavy. She also tells me that she somewhat has irregular bowel movements and although no blood, there were instances that there were a while back, not recently....i am thinking she is feeling what is wrong with her but also maybe the side effects of what she has been done to her so far this last week. Please let me know if these are symptoms that needs urgent care, meaning me taking her to a doctor now instead of wait to talk to an oncologist on monday or tuesday. Unfortunately, its a weekend and we do not have a family physican nor if anything is wrong with her urgently, we were told that surgery of the cancer is not possible at this time since it has spread already. Any advice is appreciated again as always, just trying to keep myself and my family informed. I figure one of the best information database is from those who currently deal with it or has experienced it first hand..thank you So to summarize, i just want to know if the "heaviness" feeling around the back pelvic area is a key symptom...