Nov 12, 2011 - 12:10 am
My mother has kidney cancer and we are terribly scared. A very large tumor about the size of a golf ball was removed (along with the kidney) in June. Just this month she was having severe back pain. We did an MRI and we have discovered kidney cancer lesions on 2 vertebrae (L3 & L5) and many spots in her liver. She is in the hospital now and we are trying to get a plan for treatment together asap. She was given spot radiation therapy on the 2 vertebrae today. Does anyone have experience with this treatment on the vertebrae? Did it help? She is in a great deal of pain and we are really hoping this will relieve it. Has anyone had surgery or other treatments for cancer on the vertebrae? Any advice would be so appreciated.
After this, next step will be to treat the liver with chemo, we think.
Many many thanks