Jul 25, 2011 - 2:01 pm
My Mother, 69, was recently diagnosed with Peritoneal Cancer. We are in the very early stages of treatment as she has only had CT Scan and biopsy and has Omentum tumor and ascites removal surgery scheduled for Wed. July 27th and further treatment to be three rounds of chemo with a three week break in between. There has been no staging so far.
She had cancer of her Endometrial lining diagnosed in November 2010 and in January 2011 had a complete Hysterectomy, lymph nodes were all clear so no further treatment was given. One ovary was previously removed approximately 40 years prior. The biopsy shows subtle differences from cancer in Nov. 2011.
The only indicator was "gas" that started 3 1/2 weeks ago....she has since grown to look like she is in her 8 month of pregnancy, now has developed lack of appetite, extreme bladder pressure and the gas discomfort has turned into severe pain.
She is located in the greater Nashville, TN area and I am in CA but have a sister that will be with her for surgery.
I would like to thank the survivors for sharing your stories, treatments and recommendations as you are helping not only your fellow cancer survivors but it is an enormous reassurance for Family members.