Apr 06, 2014 - 11:52 am
My mom is 59 years young. She was diagnosed with PPC November this year. She had her chemotherapy treatments at Memorial Sloan Kettering. They did 4 rounds of carbo/taxol 1 round carbo/taxol/Avastin and one treatment of Doxyl. CT scan showed peritoneal thickening had slight thinning happening and the tumor has slightly decreased in size. In the interim mom had such bad vomiting they put in a GI PEG tube to help. It has helped a lot but caused other issues. CA 125 was down to 45. Because mom became bedridden and swollen from inability to eat her oncologist stopped all treatment. He did give her a Lupron shot and said he will every month.
We would like to get a second opinion. Can they really give up this quickly on her? 4 months!
I would also like to add she had Stage 1B cervical cancer in 1999 that was treated via surgery and radiation. she was in remission ever since. But because of previous radiation surgery was not an option this time around.
Any advice is welcomed. We are all distraught. We feel so helpless just watching her deteriorate.