Apr 29, 2010 - 9:18 am
She had no symptoms except for swollen lymph nodes above the left collarbone and left armpit. Biopsy of lymph tissue showed cancer. Intenstive tests (CAT scan, PET scan, endoscopy, ultrasound, colonoscopy, MRI) did not show any cancer other than the lymph nodes. However, a biopsy of some stomach tissue came back positive for adenocarcinoma with signet ring. Since it has spread to her lymph nodes, it is stage 4 and inoperable. She starts chemo next week the day after her 50th birthday.
She is a oncologist herself so this is even harder. She is/was in great health otherwise. Any words of hope, advice or guidance?