Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by moyakorea on Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:00 AM
My cousin was dx with GB cancer Nov. 2007 and spent approx. 2 months in the hospital before undergoing surgery to determine if removing the GB was possible. The surgeon determined that the cancer had spread to nearby organs and determined that removal of the BG and surrounding organs would be too risky. Thus, after insertion of the tube into the GB to remove fluids, no further action was taken.
Query for GB survivors and/or doctors, what if anything further can be done to help the patient at this stage? It has been close to 3 months since she has undergone surgery and since this past week began taking higher dosage of pain killers with dietary supplements to help her cope. Based on initial research from other sites, it appears she may be now going into the final stages of the disease but my family really does not know what we can and or should do for her. Any advise or comments someone who has gone through this with family members would be greatly appreciated.
Cousin - worried, sad
by cpaeileen on Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:00 AM
I am so terribly sorry. I lost my Mom 2 days before Christmas to this awful disease.
Mom did chemo, but it just seemed to make her last 6 months miserable. All we found is that you can just try to make them comfortable. I tried juicing for Mom to help clean out her liver and a foot detox ionizer when the jaundice set in. She tried her best to fight it but she couldn't.
My prayers are with you and your family. So sorry. Eileen
by Chrissy_m on Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:00 AM
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