Apr 19, 2012 - 1:01 am
My mom has Stage 4B uterine cancer and she's being switched to ifosfamide from doxirubicin as the latter is not working to combat her tumor growth effectively enough. The treatment should start next week. She is 73.
I'm devastated as we had just heard from the doctors that last week that the tumors were stable and her doctor was pleased with the progress.
The problem is the ascites and the amount of fluid she's creating which is indicating that her tumors are still growing too rapidly. She had a full hysterectomy but because of the 4B stage it spread to her abdomen area.
Does anyone have any help or advice about ifosfamide or ascites from your own experience?
I've posted before about CAM therapy such as Vitamin C IV, and found a knowledgeable expert about this at UCLA, so I will be working to uncover any other information to help my mom.
Thanks for your help,