Oct 17, 2009 - 11:05 am
My mom has secondary liver cancer that started in her stomach . My family and I found out after she had a bleed from enlarged liver veins that she has cirrhosis also. She has had 2 bleeds and many bandings of the liver veins since her diagnosis on August 21, 2009. As of now the bleeding is not the issue and we can concentrate on the cancer. She had a CT scan last Thursday to see were we stand with the cancer. She was on Chemo by mouth for only 3 days before her first bleed. She is having therapy at home 3 days a week and seems to be getting stronger. we go to the doctor on October 23rd for the results of the CT scan in hopes that she can go back on the Chemo. I guess what I need to know is what should we expect? All the doctor has said is the chemo will only help not heal and it might not even do that. We have been told and from what I have read liver cancer is bad and I guess I am scared. I stay with her during the week and my sisters alternate weekends because they live out of town. She is still eating well but seems to be loosing weight. About 20 pounds since August. I guess I just need to talk to someone thats been where I am and can help.