Apr 04, 2013 - 11:56 am
Not sure if i am posting in the right forum as we may be dealing w/ 2 types of cancers.
A family member was diagnosed with Anal cancer 2 weeks ago. Since they have done a CT and CA125 test. It now seems that there is caner in the overies and also in the abdomin. Drs are not sure if the oviarian cancer has spread to the Anal area or if we are dealing with 2 types of cancer. The Gyno-Onocologist is ordering a needle bioptsy to be 100% sure that it is in fact ovarian cancer. If it is his approach is to go into surgary and remove it ALL. Which he is saying is a very BIg surgary. And thus also making it so she would need a colostimy bag forever. And then follow with chemo and radations. Then at the Dr to schedule the needle bioptsy they want to do a PET scan. That dr said that he does not suggest surgery because it is really hard and hurts. But that also Checmo and radation us painful... I think she is getting scard with all the info that is coming at her. She is saying she does not want to fight it, loose her hair and have a bag forever...
As a supporting person i want to support her decision but want to also give her positbe hope on beating this.. Any stories that you can provide of your experience is appreciated... We are not sure what stage as every apt visit/ test only shows more issues for concern.