Marions and Ron,
Thank you so much for you advice and kind words. My sister and I went to our general practitioner this morning. He had the results of the scan and could only confirm that my mum is now in the last stage of cc. The cancer has matastasized into the peritoneum. She is already experiencing stomach and digestion problems, constipation and fluid build up in her abdomen, which ofcourse isn't good. Our doctor told us to prepare for the worst and he doesn't give her more than a couple of months at the most. Mum and dad don't know this right now. No need to upset them now that they are on holiday together and enjoying eachothers company. Had them on the phone yesterday and that was very very hard, because mum sounded relaxed and content.
I also believe in second opinions. And we did get a second opinion, because the first physician we went to see, now almost a year ago told us then there was no hope and mum had 4 months at the most. We then went to the University Hospital in Ghent which is renowned for its cancer treatments. Mum had a whipple, had a very bad post operative two weeks, but came back to us. She was then treated with chemo (gemzar) and radiotherapy. She had a very good 5 months then, where she started going on long walks again, riding her bike and started driving her car again (never thought she'd ever do that again). So we should be thankful for those months.
Friday will be hell, because my parents are coming home. Our general practitioner will then call them and ask them to come over. He will tell them the bad news... really don't know what to expect. But I'm preparing for a very sad weekend.
I did alot of reading on cancer of the peritoneum. The informatie doesn't leave much room for hope.
All the best to you