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My aunt had just started her 1st round of chemo. She had some complications and was put in the hospital last week, where the surgeon discovered the cancer had come back already. It is now stage 4 and spread to her small intestines and stomach.
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Welcome Mary Kay, glad you are here for your aunt. I suspect it didn't "come back". I suspect it was there upon initial diagnosis - either way, what this means is we'll be adding in another chemo drug most likely. Please feel free to call me today on the helpline - 877-422-2030 and we can talk about adding in avastin.
Welcome to our online community. I am sorry that you and your family are going through such a difficult time right now. It looks like your aunt was originally diagnosed at stage III. Did her doctor perform any additional testing at that time such as a CT or PET scan? What complications did she have with the first round of chemo? How is she doing now and what is the plan going forward?
Please feel free to look over the resources on our website. If you click on the "Patients" tab you will find a lot of information pertaining to treatment, side effects, etc. Here is the link: http://www.ccalliance.org/
In addition, our Helpline is available Monday thru Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm at (877)422-2030.
We are here to help so please let us know what we can do. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Wishing both you and your aunt, the best of luck.I hope you and others,both friends and family, get the early screening tests that are available.e-mail me if you want more info on some of the tests.May the Lord be with you and your aunt.
Welcome to our online community. I am sorry to hear that your Aunt is going through this.
I am sure you must have many questions. I encourage you to call our Helpline M-F, 9:30-4:30 PM ET if you would like to ask any specific questions or would just like to talk for a minute. We also have daily online facilitated Chats M-F 12-1 PM ET and on Wednesday evenings 8-9 PM ET. We also offer a Buddy Support Program and our Discussion Forum where you can post comments or ask questions.
Please let us know how we may best help you, your family and your Aunt.