Nov 25, 2009 - 6:23 pm
My mother-in-law is 82 years of age and in poor health, alzhiemers, diabetes, pacemaker and defibulator. She has been told she has slow growing kidney cancer with a possibility of lymph node involvement. We are waiting on the tests for that. The Dr. has recommended chemo by mouth if the lymph nodes are involved and kidney surgery if they are not involved. I have had chemo before for breast cancer and know what a beast it can be. I would like some feedback from others out there on what they would do if it was a member of their family? My father-in-law says he wants her to have chemo if the cancer has spread and my husband and I can't get through to him what a strain that would put on her in her condition. I am totally against the surgery as she has been told before her heart is in to bad a shape, but father-in-law is not listening. Please, if anyone has any feed back I sure would appreciate it. Maybe I am thinking all wrong?