Jun 21, 2009 - 12:16 am
I'm writing to you seeking help and information. My mom who is 67, was just told she has cervical cancer, stage IIIB. She will be starting radiation next week for the next 5 weeks and Monday thru Friday and Sunday she will have chemo. I was told by the chemo nurse, this chemo will not make her hair fall out because is mild and is used in conjuction with the radiation so it may work better. Her oncologyst told us she has a 20 - 40%. I work and have made plans to possibly stay with her the Monday after her chemo and my brother who lives with us who is disabled (emotional problems) will probably help her in the house and will also drive her for her radiation therapies. My mom is in good health except for occassional anxiety attacks wich she is taken medication. I have also heard, a lot of people with her size of tumor and radiation have had rectal failure and needed a colostomy bag? I don't know, I guess my mind is a sea of confusion and I'm trying to keep everything together. Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this and answer.