First of all i'd like to introduce myself and my family. My lovely mother from 62 is diagnosed with CC since 14 june 2012. She is happely married with my dad from 64 and i am her only son from 24. From being a very strong healthy woman she suddenly became a patient with very little complaints but with an unresectable tumor and a very bad life expectancy. The disease has spread throughout the liver with multiple spots and a positive lymphe node. There was even a spot on her pancreas. She decided to start the battle and is now on chemotherapy (gemzar & cisplatin). I admire her courage, strength and her ongoing happiness.
At the moment the chemo seems to work as her CA 19-9 dropped from an extremely high 140.000 just prior to the chemo, to 23.000 after 3 rounds of chemo. She just got her scan today and we're hoping to get some positive news next week and i hope we'll get some more time.
The doctors said that after 6 rounds of gemzar & cisplatin they stop the chemotherapy. Does this mean end of story? Or are there any other chemotherapies she can try, ofcourse being of chemotherapy for a while to let her body recover and being in a good enough condition.
And what about yttrium embolisation or TACE (trans arterial chemo embolisation) ? I guess it's less harmfull for your body than systemic therapy? What makes a person eligible for TACE or Yttrium since the doctors keep telling us, my mom isn't.
Hope and strength for all,
Never give up, your miracle is on its way