Stage IV Uterine Cancer...Mom diagnosed
Hi...My mom, who is 74 was diagnosed with Stage IV endometrial cancer less than a week ago. The cancer has spread to more than 90% of her liver, and is also present in her lungs. Her uterus is also completely taken over by the cancer. I've been her caretaker since all of this began, and I'm extremely realistic about her prognosis. While the doctors haven't given us details yet, it's obvious that Mom is suffering a great deal. She sleeps most of the time and we practically have to force her to eat. She's very weak and hasn't even begun chemo yet. Has anyone experienced something similar? In other words, is survival possible when the cancer has spread so far and has also made her so sick? I've heard horror stories about chemo, but to get this information less than a week ago, and see her deteriorate so rapidly makes me believe that her time is very limited. By the way, she has a good attitude and has started taking Zoloft for depression. Her pain increases each day and she's been given a Fentanyl patch to help her cope with the pain. Please share your stories (even if the end result isn't good). Thanks so much.