Feb 02, 2011 - 10:01 pm
My 94 year old mother was unfortunate enough to suffer undiagnosed stage 3 or 4 ovarian cancer when she died. We did not know it until after death by autopsy. She had a 2.5 inch tumor in her right ovary that had spread. I would like to know of the experiences of other women in their 90's that have had surgery and chemotherapy. Of course her doctor says that she would not have survived the sugery and chemo at her age but he has litle credibility since he could not detect while she was alive. He treated her for pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis(the blod clots were actually dure to the cancer) and Clostriddium difficile infection that she did not have per 3 test results. Mom spent the last 3 weeks in the hospital had 8 CT scans and her acites had bloated up to 6000ml of fluids with anoth 650ml of fluids in the lungs when she dies and those dotors still could not figure out the she had cancer. The hospital I speak of are Millard Fillmore hospital and Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo New York. Terrible hospitals and I am very sorry that mom ended up in those facilities. Can any one in their 90's tell me what their experience is with treatment. My mother suffered extreme age discrimination even after death wih after the fact know it all doctors claming that he was too old to treat. Very annoying since my mother had a strong will and she had a right to make her own disscusions and some 90 years olds are as stong as a 65 or 70 year old and vice versa. Thanks!