Sep 07, 2010 - 5:00 am
my mother had cervical cancer 2 years ago and got chemo and radiotherapy in kazakhstan where she lives. the tumor was not metastasing, so a surgery could be done, however, it was decided against it. the tumor went away 'completely' as the doctors said, my mom was recovering after the treatment, until a year ago her right leg began to swell. by December 2009 the swelling was massive, and the doctors said the lymphostasis was a consequence of the radiotherapy. there was also a lot of fibroid tissue in her pelvic. in April 2010 she went to see a gynecologist and a surgeon, and they said that her uterus and ovary got stuck together, trapping the internal iliac vein. they also said she has got uterine cancer, multiple metastases in the lymph nodes, however, they did not do any tests except an ultrasound scan and palpation and concluded she has cancer only by the fact that her uterus and lymph nodes appear bigger than normal. they refused to treat her at all though, for reasons that i cannot really understand.