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update

by toasttolife on Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi everyone,

            My partner's mom who was diagnosed with advanced stage adenocarcinoma has had her second chemotherapy session. We discussed about giving her Tarceva. Doctors want to continue 2 more chemotherapies and are not advising Tarceva as they strongly believe the cancer in the lung is metastatic and they have not been able to identify the origin yet. Her bone scans are clear and they are sure it hasn't spread to the brains. she had uterine cancer 15 years ago and had surgery and has had a healthy normal life. Now, her lower portion has been tested for and is clear.Any thoughts on this? We don't know what to do and are confused about the diagnosis. Anyone here with an Unknown Primary?

Any thoughts,directions will be highly valuable.

 Thanks heaps,

- V

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by tinaged on Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:00 AM

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Look online for "CyberKnife" see if she is a candidate. Read up on it, my girlfriends mom had it done, 3 treatments in one week and it was totally gone, after her doctor said she had 6 months and there was no cure.

there is, you just have to find it!

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by toasttolife on Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 9/15/2009 tinaged wrote:

Look online for "CyberKnife" see if she is a candidate. Read up on it, my girlfriends mom had it done, 3 treatments in one week and it was totally gone, after her doctor said she had 6 months and there was no cure.

there is, you just have to find it!

Hi there,

               Will definitely ask about "Cyberknife". The update so far is that Chemo wasn't very effective. Now they have started another treatment, an injection (forgot the name of it). Doctor's did a full body Pet scan after the chemo and found that there were mets to the lymph nodes and a prob met to the thyroid from the lung. But, doctors are confident that it is cancer from the uterus  spread to the lungs.

Thanks heaps,

V

 

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