Guest kathleen Posted May 22, 2006 Share Posted May 22, 2006 Long time since I've been here again. My Mom was listed as "clinically stable" in April. Now today after the lastest CT scan the cancer shows to be growing again but very slowly. It has grown from 2.5 centimeters to 2.7 since December. Which is small. But what does this mean? The oncologist says that since the cancer started to grow again after the first line of treatment (Taxotere) that they won't use that again. Any other chemo's will be 20% or less effective. We have decided to wait until the cancer causes more problems before doing anymore chemo, if at all. Mom is 85 now and chemo did shrink her cancer before but she got very sick at the end of her treatment. What I do know is she is not ready herself to give up. She still very much wants to live life! And as a grown up kid, I don't ever want to let her go!!!!!! I don't know what I'm writing for as far as response. I guess I don't know what to feel. I asked the Oncologist straight out - IF WE DO NOTHING - NO MORE CHEMO - HOW LONG? He said he couldn't answer that as the cancer is growing so slowly and everyone is different. Could be a few months or a few years. I guess this didn't sound the worst....but it is hard to take it all in. Like being in limbo land. So very glad it is growing slowly, so very sad its there at all, so helpless. I'm trying to think positive but in reality it just stinks that this beast exists and everyone here has to deal with it!!! Any words of wisdom you can share would be comforting. I'm sorry if my message doesn't make sense but its nice to have a place to ramble. Wishing you all the best. Kathleen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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