Topic: New Member
Hello. Where to begin? Last week, my 56 year old mother was diagnosed with cc; a tumor was discovered on her liver while undergoing gallbladder removal. Although my mother has lived with ulcerative colitis for as long as I can remember, this was completely unexpected. The community hospital oncologist staged her at stage 4 without any explanation and said that there is no hope. Obviously, we will not be seeking treatment from him. Mom does not seem very well due to the invasive nature of the surgery. However, we have an appointment at USC-Keck on Monday. My parents and sisters live in Los Angeles while I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area. I put everything on hold and came home almost immediately. Does anyone have any advice or encouragement especially as we head into our first consultation? Thank you.