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    zippymaus asked a questionCervical Cancer

    Traveling with cancer

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      My uncle had esophageal cancer ( 2.5 months to live) and went to Hawaii and Las Vegas. Unfortunately, he was also in a wheelchair, and really too sick to travel. I would recommend if she plans to travel that she does it sooner rather than later. Make sure to have all medications in the labeled bottles (security at airport). Good luck to you. Enjoy this time of her life. We tend to take our loved ones for granted, til we know we're going to lose them. You have been given notice that she won't survive for long, so enjoy your time with her.

      almost 3 years ago
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      If you don't have a destination in mind and just want to get away with her look into a cruise. They accommodate people in wheel chairs well and you can do as much or as little as you like. I would caution you to travel sooner rather than later. There was a news item a few months ago about a lady with cancer that went to Hawaii but during the trip got too sick to fly back on an airline. They have to get a charter jet with a nurse that was very expensive to get her home. Good Luck

      almost 3 years ago
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      Sorry to hear your news. If there is a place she would like to go, go for it while she is still feeling up to it and enjoy your time together.

      almost 3 years ago
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    Anyone had a recurrence of bleeding after chemo, radiation and/or brachy for cervical cancer?

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      If the doctor hasn't examined your mother since her latest symptom, I don't know how the doctor could make a judgement that she is not treatable. I think I would look for a second opinion from a doctor who will at least examine her, run tests, etc. to see what is going on. If you need hospice, the doctor has to refer you (stating that she has 6 months or less to live). But, you could look into hospice in your area to determine if you want something inpatient or at home. Good luck to you, and take good care of your mother. I lost my mother last winter.

      almost 3 years ago
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      I agree with Carm. Bleeding is not CANCER and a visual pelvic exam does not determine the extent of cancer return.

      if you search through some of the older posting you will see a great deal about mutations and chemo choice. Its not about what soemone else has used its about the mutation status of your mom's cancer and what chemos are used to treat.

      Please make sure she is getting treated at the best cancer center you can find by experts in cervical cancer. She could live a very long time witht he right treatment.

      almost 3 years ago
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      Thank you for your kind and helpful responses below. I'll see what I can find out about these "mutations" that you mentioned. My sympathies on the losses some of you suffered. I don't hate a lot of things in life, but I hate cancer and what it does to those we love and the lives of those who love them. You're all in our family's prayers.

      almost 3 years ago
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    Carm, thank you for providing help and hope to so many here. You don't know how much it means to all of us - even us caregivers with loves ones in the fight. Bless you always.

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      Thank you so much for the kind words, you don't know what that means to me. I hope I can always serve my friends here to the best of my ability, Carm.

      almost 3 years ago
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