Wednesday, February 15, 2017
An Update from my Mum.
I have another update from my mum. I will let her tell it.
I saw the specialist this morning and it wasn't good news. The biopsy showed that the cysts are the same as those when I had the hysterectomy, so the same cancer has returned. I asked how that could be if my womb etc. was removed. He said there could have been microscopic seedlings that had migrated to the bowel that have now become active.
They are not operating because it won't be successful. I had thought it was because it wasn't bad enough to do so, but there could be many tiny cysts that they can't see and so they would be left behind to grow.
My level of oestrogen which is feeding the cancer is high so I have to take a hormone tablet daily. Hopefully it will block it and starve the tumours and cysts so they shrink. I have to go back in 6 weeks and then have another scan. If they are shrinking that will be good. If they haven't changed I will try a different hormone tablet.
If that doesn't work, it will be chemotherapy.
Because it is almost 6 years since I originally had cancer, that indicates that is not an aggressive cancer and hopefully slow growing. The specialist said it is not life threatening at the moment.
Ivor and I both feel devastated. I had gone to my appointment ready to fight and kick a$$, only to be told it can't be cured, but hopefully it can be controlled.