My mom went into the dr. as she was complaining of what she thought were hemmorrhoids.
On June 23rd, she was diagnosed with anal cancer. Though the word cancer scared the living life out of the family, we were a bit relieved after finding out that this rare cancer generally had a better than average outcome.
Unfortunately, PT scan last week identified that it has spread to the lymph nodes and liver.
From reading up on stage IV, it has been identified as "uncurable". Is this indeed the case?
I am in shock and, perhaps denial, to believe this especially after speaking with the doc on Friday. He mentioned that this news was not good but he was still hopeful that the chemo/radiation treatment would shrink the growth on the liver and ultimately and hopefully, they could go in and remove it surgically.
My mom is 57, celebrated her bday just last week, so of course, this is the worst thing to have happened to us. I am in awe of her strength and courage through this pain. She has been holding our family's hand and provided encouragement. I am praying for the best but fearing the worst.
I'm reaching out to this discussion board for some positive stories for those who may have been in her shoes in hopes of a miracle.
She starts chemo (1x week for 6 weeks of toxol/platinol) and we are awaiting on timing of her radiation treatment.
Thank yoou in advance for your insight and all the best wishes that you're beating this awful thing called cancer.