Mar 02, 2010 - 9:06 pm
It's been a while since I have posted. My mom was diagnosed a year ago with uterine cancer that is inoperable. She is 78. She could not handle the carboplatnin because it wiped out her platelets . They attempted to do radiation but that lowered her platelets also. For the past six months she has been receiving low dose Taxol once a week, three weeks out of four. She has been tolerating it well. Her H&H has been low which has been requiring her to receive 2 units of packed cells monthly since November. Procrit has not been much benefit. Now she is scheduled to see a gasroenterologist to see if there is any GI bleeding or involvement. Previous CT scans have been negative. The colonoscopy is the one test she is most fearful about. She is scheduled to see him a week from Thursday. Hopefully no signs of cancer in the GI tract but concerned nonetheless. Any positive feedback would be appreciated during this roller coaster.