Jan 22, 2013 - 5:05 pm
My mom was recently (late Dember 2012) diagnosed with stage IV EC. It is squamous cell and has meta to some nearby lymp nodes and her spine. She has completed 8 of 15 radiation treatments as the docs wanted to start with rad as the tumor in her spine was very close to her spinal cord. I guess they then want her to wait a few weeks before starting Chemo. She is a petit 60 year old lady but full of fight. She is a bit discouraged with her docs in that they are not as optomistic as we would like. We understand the odds are against her but at this point she is feeling relatively good and wants to fight this hard. She is having some pain swallowing but seems to be doing ok with soft foods. She was given lydocane for when the swallowing is painful. She has changed her diet to be very healty and nutritional in hopes of aiding in her fight. I guess I don't really have any specific questions but I figured I would share her story and be part of the board. I welcome comments, suggestions, alternative ideas, thoughts and prayers!