I really appreciate all of the support this board has to offer. A lot of good information here. I don't know if I should be typing here on behalf of someone else, but I feel like I need some help. My dear Mom, (she's only 54) was just hospitalized for a serious blood infection where she was in the ICU for several days. The doctors could not identify the source of the infection at all, however. While there, she had a CT of her abdomen, which showed, I believe a large mass in her uterus (extending past her belly button), and a couple small suspicious areas outside of the uterus. She was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday and we just followed-up with a gynecologic oncologist yesterday (Friday). He told her she has a mass, and that she needs a hysterectomy. He ordered her a CT scan of her chest to make sure she has no lung nodules now (because of the smaller spots outside of the uterus)- if she does, he says they will have to be biopsed and shrunk down. I am just overwhelmed with this. Everything has moved so fast- one day she is working her usual job as a nurse, and the next, she is in ICU fighting off a horrible infection. Also, the radiologist interpreted her CT scan as being suspicious for sarcoma. At the gyn-onc, they said that they type of tumor cannot be determined by looking at a CT scan, that they need to biopsy the tissue. I am just looking for some answers. If she has such a big tumor, and there are "small" spots outside the uterus, does this mean the cancer is advanced and has spread? She is optimistic, and says she does not even feel sick. I am nervous for her CT of the chest, I hope it is clear. She did have a CT of her chest 1 year ago for a unrelated hosptialization that did show 1 nodule at that time, which was too small to be able to be biopsed. What are the chances that this could have spread that far...? My Mom has been in good health overall. Thanks in advance, and sorry if this is not making sense- I feel like my mind is scrambled too.