So sorry to hear about your niece. Please don't lose hope and don't let her lose hope either. I am also stage IV but cervical cancer with mets to lungs and lymph nodes in chest. Doc said same thing, not curable but treatable. I am on taxol and Cisplatin. My last CT scan, after three doses of the new chemo drugs, didn't show the tumors in my lungs! The chemo is working! Thank God. Please feel free to ask any questions you have using the questions tab at the top of the page. That way more people see your questions and can answer. Sending hugs your way.
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- Family/Friend: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
- Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 4 years ago, Female, Age: 51, Stage IV
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mroreo126 posted an update
My niece (47 years old) was recently diagnosed with Uterine Cancer Stage IV, with metastasis to liver and lungs. Also, high calcium level. Had CTSCAN of parathyroid yesterday. She was in hospital for 10 days and is now home on MS-Contin and Oxycodone for abdominal and back pain. They are telling us that her cancer is not curable, but possibly treatable with Chemo. She started chemo 20 days ago- Taxol and another medication.
This seems like a bad nightmare for all of us, and we are waiting to wake up from it. My niece is so afraid and I don't know what to say or not to make it better. She has no health coverage, so medication is being paid for by family members. She is being followed by Women and Infants Hospital. We are praying for a miracle.
Does anyone have any stories to share, or advice?
I also have stage IV rectal cancer with mets to my lungs. I'm 50 years old and was diagnosed in July 2010. I know you're niece is scared and overwhelmed but she must have faith. I hope she responds well to the chemo and that the side effects aren't making her too sick. They said my cancer is not curable, but treatable. I try not to focus on that and just take one day at a time. My prayers are being sent.