Dec 16, 2011 - 3:26 pm
I have been doing as much research as possible online and it is so frustrating. My mother-in-law has been diagnosed with PPC. She had debulking done last week. Her omentum was 2 inches thick with cells, they had to take her spleen, appendics, an ovary, they did a resection of her colon & liver, as well as taking 40% of her stomach, and drained another 4 liters of fluid. Today a port was placed to start chemo in 3 weeks. A serious concern right now is weight loss. We've been told it's stage III but the extent of the surgery has me very fearful. Most of the family lives several hours from her. What questions should we be asking? How can we help her? Any feedback is appreciated ladies. I had never even heard of this kind of cancer.