Seeking advice -
My sister (68 yrs old) was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma endometroid type, FIGO grade 3. cancer in the summer of 2010. She is being treated at Sloan in NY. She had a total hysterectomy (they removed regional lymph-nodes as well as portion of the omentum) shortly after followed by adjuvant chemotherapy, she then entered trial therapy as well.
All seemed to be going decently until she had a partial bowel obstruction in April (which cleared after a week or so) - they then switched her to doxil(which seems to have taken a severe toll on her - at one point she had a septic port infection, but than god she came through that). After three months on doxil, she had a promising CT scan which showed that the tumors had shrunk somewhat. The next three rounds of doxil were even harder and that CT scan at the end of those showed increased ascites and carcinomatosis with petrineal thickening, omental infiltration, mesentric nodules, capsular implants and probable serosal implants. It was also showed increaded abdominal, retroperitoneal and left supraclavicular nodes. Also showed mild right hydronphrosis.
The doctor then said he will put her on weekly regiment of single line paclitaxel which is what she is currently on. She is not doing or feeling well, both emotionally and physically.
She has much discomfort, bad hernia (which tumor seems to be pressing against) - and bad appetite. She is being treated at Sloan Kettering since being diagnosed in the summer of 2010.
We are trying to get her to eat as much a possible and have recently hired a nutritional chef to cook her meals as per instruction we recently got during a visit to the Block center in IL.
I've posted before on the uterine board and gotten much appreciated advice and encouraging advice from members there.
There are some other options that Dr. Block suggested we look into and I wanted to share them with you:
Met formin, a diabetic drug - which compliments chemotherapy.
Low dose naltrexone
Overseas agent called anvirzel
He also mentioned that even in this advanced case there may be surgical options. Though our doctors at Sloan have always ruled this out.
Any words of engorgement/advice would be greatly appreciated.
We really are lost and almost feel that we are clueless.
Thanking you all in advance and wishing each and everyone out there a full and speedy recovery to good health and long life.
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