My best friend was diagnosed with stage 4 uterine cancer in June of 2011. She had a total hysterectomy, removal of some lymph nodes. They cut out a little spot on her rectum and also
a little spot somewhere behind the uterus. She said they also laid out her intestines on the table and examined everything. I believe this is called a wash. I think everything in that area was o.k. She was treated with 6 months of chemo. In January or February of 2012 she said the doctor said she was in remission. It didn't stay in remission very long. In about June of 2012 there were 2 small spots on her liver and stomach. They started treating her with a different chemo. I don't know what. She doesn't remember the name of it. She said it wasn't combined with anything else and it started with a T. I've been doing research and I'm assuming it is taxol. Anyway,with this chemo after about 4 months her 125ca has gone from the 300's to 1000. I found this out today. She has had 2 blood transfusions and two blood clots were found in her lungs. They put her on an injection that she gives herself. It isn't coumadin, she says it starts with an S. She doesn't look up anything about it. She feels she can't take it I think. She is very weak, can't get up and down the stairs. Has had fluid drawn off her stomach twice. First 9 liters and about three weeks ago 6 liters. She has a lot of trouble eating. She gets really sick. She calls it her acid reflux. I think it is ascites. The doctor hasn't told her it is ascites. She thinks it is just the chemo. She said the doctor is going to change the chemo since her counts have risen to 1000. I guess my question is has anyone had a 125ca of 1000 and got it down again with uterine matastasis to the liver and stomach. She is my best friend of 35 years. I lost my mother 2 months ago. My only baby brother 2.5 years ago and my 26 year old daughter to leukemia 8 years ago and now my best friend is fighting for her life. Blessing to all of you. I am praying for everyone. Thank you. Ps, I don't know if her cancer is adenocarcinoma or upsc. She hasn't said, but because of the aggrwesiveness of it, I think it is UPSC. Thanks again.
They have got to find a cure for cancer, it destroys too many lives.