Apr 13, 2013 - 10:16 pm
My sister in law is 46. Two years ago she was diagnosed with stage 2 uterine cancer. I don't have many details as to the type etc. All i kow is they did a hysterectomy and no treatment. She had scans every three months and was all clear. 1 1/2 later she had alot of pain so they did a scan, the prior was four months before was ok. She had a recurrence on the wall. They did surgery for her and then 4 rounds of chemo. She went for her recent scan and things that remained after surgery shrunk. She thought that was great news. However, she went to her doctor at Mt. Sinai in NY and he told her something to the effects that she will never go into remission and this will be a chronic disease like diabetes is.
I am just wondering how he can say that when she only had 4 chemo treatments, no radiation and hasn't tried anything else? I don't know much about this. Can someone tell me if there are other treatments out there, any trials or anything? Does it seem right that they wouldn't do radiation? They have her on tamoxifen because they said her hormones is causing this as she has too many.
Any feedback is welcome. Thank you!!!