Jun 09, 2010 - 11:32 pm
As I've posted here over the last several weeks, my Mom was diagnosed with endometrial carcinoma, had total hysterectomy two weeks ago today. This past Monday (6/7) we got a call from her gynecologist who told us they found cervical cancer. She went to her gynecologist oncologist today. My Dad went with her and that was the way they wanted it, just the two of them. When the gynecologist called Monday he said the addition of cervical cancer didn't change the treatment/prognosis. WRONG. The oncologist told my parents today that there are five types of endometrial cancer, 3 slow growing and 2 very aggressive. My Mom was diagnosed with the 2nd "very aggressive" form. She will be getting a port-a-cath on July 13th and start chemo the same day. She will be doing one chemo round a week for 3 weeks and then off a week and then 3 weeks and off a week (this goes for 6 months). We went from well differentiated endometrial cancer to endometrial and cervical cancer to very aggressive endometrial cancer. The doctor said it is stage 1 of the 2nd most aggressive endometrial cancer. I do not understand any of this. I've read a lot on here but haven't seen anyone who has had to do 6 months of chemo or is that what 6 rounds means. I am still in shock I think. I'm very very very very scared right now as well. I live alone and it has hit me like a ton of bricks since I walked in the door a few minutes ago. Anyone with any insight into this kind of cancer and chemo, please help. Any advice that anyone can give on how I can help my Mom. I knew that it was bad news when I got to my parents house and they weren't home from the doctor 2 hours after the scheduled time and Dad got out of the car first and just looked at me and said "it's bad". I just don't know where to turn or what to do or how to come to grips with this thing that is attacking my Mom.