Topic: Mom with CC
I'm sorry but someone posted a new introduction on top of mine and I still have a few questions.
synopsis: Mom is 71 - diagnosed two weeks ago with CC - diagnosed at Stage 4 - 6/26 she started chemo - Avastin and Gemzar and possibily in combo with 5fluorouracil.
Also, at the CT scan that revealed the "liver spots" (which by biopsy and histopath confirmed CC) there were no other lesions seen in chest or abdomen. However the oncologist has said she is at Stage 4 which to me denotes distant metastasis - Could she be at Stage 4 if both lobes have lesions but nowhere else?
Is there someone else out there that has experience with CC at Stage 4, at time of diagnosis? Most postings indicate that they have caught this at an earlier stage so I am just wondering if anyone can help with information with this at this stage.
Is it too late for a second opinion since she started chemo? The oncologist will not see mom until the fourth week of chemo is completed and this seems like a long time lag with this aggressive form of cancer. This has me a little angry that she won't be more intimately involved in moms treatment. I am led to believe by this that the Dr. is not completely familiar with what CC is and how aggressive it is. Either that or she knows how serious and this and this is the fourth quarter Hail Mary pass.
At this stage of the cancer has anyone seen any benefits from nutrition changes and/or supplements to (1) help with the cancer fight (2) to keep moms weight and strength up so she can fight the fight.