Oct 18, 2010 - 8:50 am
Hello All -
My mother was just diagnosed with Stage IV Gallbladder cancer. She had a galbladder attack and they removed it not knowing it was cancerous. When she had her 2-week post-op appointment she was feeling great and then found out about the cancer. During pre-op testing they had seen a spot on her liver but originally thought it to be a fat deposit. Once the gallbladder was found to be cancerous, they did a biopsy on the liver which showed the cancer had spread.
We are all looking for hope with such grim statistics and an oncologist who also does not provide much in the way of options.
Mom is getting a PET scan this Wednesday to see if there is involvement in other areas. Prior to this cancer, mom did have uterine cancer and breast cancer - both were caught early and were thought to be eliminated (they report the three cancers are not related to each other). Prior to this diagnosis, she was feeling good. She does not have any other medical conditions, she currently feels like her well self (other than the anxiety/stress of deadling with this news). She is 62 years old and lives in Dover, DE. We would love any referrals to oncologists who specialize in this rare cancer.
My mom is also feeling very alone in this situation, but is not much of an on-line person (she does use email, but the discussion board concept intimidates her :-))....so I thought I would reach out to see if I can share some stories of hope and useful information with her.
Thank you all for listening -