Topic: Abdominal Fliud Retention positive for Cancer Cells
I've received great information on this site from so many regarding meds and other means of keeping my mom's recurrent symptoms at bay. She is 77 yeas old w/ unresectable tumor. She had chemo Gemzar) since May. About 3 weeks ago symptoms worsened keeping her from further chemo. At her last hospitalization, about 1 week ago, she had a liter of fluid removed from her abdomen. Today at her oncology visit she was told that her cancer has worsened, as they found cancer cells in the fluid taken. Mom's under 100 lbs and weakening. Doctor told her that unless she was able to go back on to chemo soon, she would probably not last until Christmas. I have not seen any post regarding cancer in the abdominal fluid. Does this indicate the end? Is it worth having her go through chemo and all the side effects when she's so weak? Just hearing the news has put mom back in bed. Actually yesterday I had mom out for an hour shopping. My mom is very indecisive, and listens to what I suggest. Any help out there?