My name is Sophie, I live in Europe and my mum is staged with primary ppc stage IV since february 2011. I saw in an earlier note that your mum is in the same stage and has been since 2009. This seems encouraging to me, how is she doing today? Has she been in remission? What treatments has she had? Mum has had 8 rounds of carbo/taxol which is now not working anymore so at the moment she is on hormone tretment and will probably switch over to gemzar in mid-february if not still in remission. I would love to hear your experience so far.