shirleyb Posted March 25, 2005 Share Posted March 25, 2005 I know I don't post like I use to but I really need some knowledge here. My mother has not been doing so well for a while now. She had some major surgery for an anysurm back in early Dec. She had lots of complications due to having COPD. Since that time she really has not gotten better. Just before she got out of the hospital they did the colon scope because she was bleeding from the colon. Well today I found out she has a large tumor going from the large to the small colon. They did a biopsy today. My question is this. What other tests can she have done that are not invasive. CT, CAT, MRI ??? Which is the better one to go with. They have not done any of those yet. I want to be able to come to the table with good suggestions to help her get the right treatment. Due to the state of her health I am concerned that it has already spread to other areas and I want to see what would be best for her. Quality of life or go for treatment. At this stage in her life I don't believe she could handle chemo or radiation. She is too weak physically to handle it. Mr. Don Wood, I know you know alot about this. Got any suggestions? One other issue is this. She lives in Ohio and I am in Minnesota, so I am not there with her. My brother is doing all he can to be there for her, but I want to be able to give him questions to ask so we/she can make an informed decision as to what to do next. The tumor has to be removed we know because it almost blocking the colon already. Please share your knowledge with me so I can help her in her journey. Thanks to all. Shirleyb Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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