Jun 01, 2010 - 11:54 pm
I really need some help and support. My Grandmother was diagnosed with advanced stage 4B Vulvar cancer in Feb.2010. The tumor was removed and she contracted an infection at the wound site. She has already gone through 3 surgeries to try to get rid of the infection and nothing is working. The doctors have tried so may different types of antibiotics and medications to diminish the infection but it is still present. My Grandmothers body is not strong enough to withstand radiation any longer because her body is busy fighting the infection off and since she cannot do radiation or chemo the cancer will continue to spread.
I am very concerned because the doctors are telling my family that there is 'nothing they can do' and that worries me. I understand that this is a very rare type of cancer and she is in an advanced state but I do not want to give up. The antibiotics are not working but I am wondering if there is ANYTHING that can be done to figure this out. The infection needs to be combated and the doctors don't know how. I just need advice, help and support. Thanks