Jul 24, 2012 - 10:37 pm
Hope everybody is doing very well. I had another DRE in May and it was all clear of cancer but i did have two hemmroids and a small ulcer probably caused by the radiation. I had a colonoscopy in April and it was clear. I go back for another DRE in October. I really hope all of you are doing well and to those of you who are new all I can say is that as scary as this all is there are so many wonderful people on here who give you so much support.
Those of you who know me know my mum has stage 4 lung cancer. They put her on a chemo pill last month that caused a lot of outbreak and irritation in her hands and face. Her hands hurt so much that the doctor took her off it two weeks ago. He said the only option now is another chemo pill that he says would give her severe side effects. He said she would lose all her hair and the outbreaks would be more severe. He said she would be miserable. I was hoping that the last chemo pill would help but the tumor grew a little but he said it wasn't significant of a growth. I also asked my sister why if there were no fluids and the cancer hasnt spread why they cant remove the lung that has the tumor. My sister said they asked the doctor in the beginning and he said the surgery would probably kill her at her age which is 79. All this time, since she was diagnosed last August, she has never gotten a second opinon. She likes her doctor and he confers with other oncologists at Maine Medical in Portland, Maine. He also told her he confers with oncologists in Boston. I still wish she would go see someone else.
So, just wanted to check with you. Take care all!