Sep 27, 2013 - 4:31 pm
My mother had one of her kidneys removed 3 years ago due to renal cell carcinoma. We found out earlier this month that the cancer has metastized. There is a 5cm mass on the outside of her pancreas which has had a biopsy already.
My mom will go see her oncologist next week at which time she will receive the results of her PET Scan. Most likely after this appointment, she will start chemo which is in a pill form. The presription is call Sutent.
I'm reaching out to see if anyone has or had a family member so through this. What do we expect?
What type of home care assistance is there available to my mom and dad. My dad is dependant on my mother, and when she starts chemo he will be unable to help her. We'd like to find an organization that can help with cleaning, bills, shopping, helping my mom, and helping my dad. Someone had mentioned Palliative Care. Is anyone familiar with that type of help?