Aug 10, 2011 - 2:54 pm
Hi all -
I stumbled across this blog while looking for information about my Mom's suggested treatment plan.
She was diagnosed with Anal Cancer. It's a 7-8cm lesion with one questional lymphnode in the groin. She is 80 years old and in "relatively" good health. Although, recently, she had a pacemaker implanted and has high blood pressure. She's very fatigued already without treatment.
Oncologist's opinion - Chemo/Radiation combo. Other options - do nothing and surgery (colostomy).
She's asking my opinion of the Chemo/Rad and I have grave misgivings knowing the potential side effects. Not everyone on here mentions their age but, I haven't seen anyone near 80. People much younger talking about how awful it is.
Anyone know of someone this old getting this kind of treatment? Outcome?