Aug 30, 2013 - 4:32 pm
I posted here before, and she may even read this post (she saw my other one. Eesh.)
Anyway, I'll try to keep this short, and I know a lot of things vary and anything could happen, but I figured I'd be best to ask people who have experienced some of this. My mom was diagnosed about two and a half years ago with stage IV and a spot on her liver and some lymph nodes. They removed it, and got her on chemo. Fast forward to yesterday, she found out that a CT scan shows three spots on her liver, and a mass near her pelvic bone after being told her numbers doubled in two months.. obviously, worst-case scenario. She'll be given new chemo, since the old stuff seems to not be working.
I guess my first question is how many sorts of chemo options are out there? Her side effects aren't bad besides dry skin and being fatigued. The doctor said he'd save radiation for a last resort.
Secondly, why is it that they can't perform surgery when there's more than one tumor?
Thanks a lot everybody. I don't post here often, but I do read, and there are some remarkable stories here. Hopefully soon, a cure will be found.