Summer Posted March 12, 2005 Share Posted March 12, 2005 After a week of severe stomach cramps and back/shoulder pain, and a visit to the ER on Tuesday, our Oncologist told us today that my S.O.'s CT scan showed cancer in his adrenal glands and abdomen. We had just started 2nd line chemo (first treatment of Topotecan 10 days ago) and thought the abdominal issues were side effects of the chemo and/or pain meds (they still might be, hard to tell). Doc informed us that we may want to consider hospice at this point. He agrees that it's too early to tell if this 2nd line chemo is effective, and will schedule more if we want it (we do and have scheduled the next tx), but he seemed to think that quality of life is more important. He says radiation tx is not an option for the mets as it would cause too much damage. He says we may be reaching the end of effective options here. I feel scared and confused. Feels like all the positive thoughts have gone out the window. Can we still hope? Should we continue the fight? We both want to, though Doc was quite clear about the poor prognosis at this point, and we are preparing for the worst. Prayers are really really appreciated right now.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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