Jun 10, 2009 - 7:32 pm
My mom was diagnosed with Stage 3 uterine cancer in February. She has received three cycles of chemo so far. The problem is that her blood counts are so low in between cycles that she has been hospitalized for blood and platelet transfusions. We saw the oncologist on Friday and he feels the chemo should stop because she has now developed aplastic anemia. She had been getting Taxol and carbo in very small doses but her bone marrow has been wiped out. Not sure about radiation at this point because of the bone marrow suppression. The oncologist is supposed to talk to the gyn oncologist to see if surgery is an option. We know the tumor has responded to the chemo because the second CT scan showed marked decrease in the tumor size. My mom has a wonderful outlook but I'm a basket case. Thanks for listening.