Feb 20, 2014 - 11:43 pm
My mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Peritoneal Cancer in October 2012, she did three months of chemotherapy then had major surgery to remove her uterus, ovaries, and her fatty tissue in her abdomen. She followed that with three more months of chemo. After all of that, her bloodwork looked great, we were told she went into remission. August 2013 the cancer reappeared after her numbers sky rocketed. She started doing another chemotherapy that didn't have a lot of side effects and allowed her to still live a somewhat "normal" life. She was in good hopes and spirits about everything until her numbers started to double and triple again.
She met with the doctor last Monday after two PET and CAT scans and the doctor told her it has now spread to her lymph nodes and if she didn't do any sort of treatment she only had a couple of months to live. But then he said he didn't know what treatment to persue. Obviously nothing is going to work and cure this cancer - we know and understand that. But she's not ready to give up yet and I'm just trying to look for opinions on treatments and other possible avenues that I can explore for her.
Any suggestions that you might be able to give me so I can look into them, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm at a loss and I'm not ready to lose my mom yet.