Aug 21, 2012 - 11:49 pm
My sister was dx with Stage 4 colon cancer 3 years ago. She's done numerous rounds of chemo and last spring was given a "break" because she was doing so well. In June she started having trouble walking and they discovered a met to her spine. She had 21 rads and was scheduled for follow up PET scan next week. Last Friday, she collapsed at her house and was unable to speak clearly. They did a CT scan and found that she has a cyst on her brain that is also filled with tumors. She just called (we live on the other side of the country) and told us that they are sending her home tomorrow and are calling in hospice. We can't get any information from the docs even though they promised to call my other sister (who lives closer) before any type of decisions were made. If tumors are in a cyst, doesn't that mean they are encapsulated? She was told that once on hospice there's no more dr visits, er visits, etc. So we don't even know what the rads did, if anything. I don't understand how they have just written her off. Does anyone have any experience with anything like this? Good, or bad? We don't know what to expect, and don't know whether she has any time left. Would appreciate any advice anyone might have!