May 07, 2010 - 11:28 am
So, my mother was dianosed with Anal Cancer. I am only assuming it is stage 4 (they have not actually said what stage it is). I have taken her to all of her appointments. The Dr's have basically said that she is terminal, and that they are only doing treatment to sustain life as long as the treatment is slowing down the cancer groth. They did 11 treatments of radiation on a couple masses in her spin. They are now doing Chemo (cicplatin and 5fu). Each round is 5 days long, and she is having it done every 3rd week. We were in the ER because the Dr was out one day so the nurse sent us to the ER fearing that she needed a transfusion. When we explained to him that her Dr was planning to do a CAT scan after her second round of Chemo, he said it was a wast of money.
Does anyone have any experiance with Anal cancer this advanced? She has it in her anis, bowl, spine, liver and lungs. Not good I know. But we have her radiation oncologist saying that they have had good results with chemo on this type of cancer, however there is no cure once it spreads. And her Chemo oncologist is very pesimistic.
I really appreaciate all of the info I have found here. I just don't seem to be finding anyone who has cancer as advanced as hers is.