It's been a while since I posted on here, and it is with a heavy heart that I return :(. I wondered if any of you could give me words of advice or let me know what your experiences were....
My mum was diagnosed with ovarian carcinosarcoma almost two years ago. She's had 10 rounds of chemo and the surgery and got it all removed and has since been doing incredibly well. She's feeling better and looking better and is much happier.
Her three month blood tests and scans have been great, although she refused her last PET scan so she hasn't been scanned for 6 months. Her most recent blood and urine test results show her tumour marker levels are still well below 35, but that she's mildly aneamic (which I guess is normal) and that she's very deficient in vitamin D. Her oncologist said the vitamin D deficiency may be a sign of breast cancer, so she's now doing a PET scan next week, but he's also sending her to a kidney specialist.
I'm just so confused. I thought vitamin D was the sunshine vitamin and that the majority of the population are deficient! What does it have to do with breast cancer? What are the chances that she now has breast cancer? If she has breast cancer, how bad is it in terms of prognosis, since its recurring? And what do breast cancer, vitamin D, and kidneys even have in common?
She's closed off completely and is refusing to talk to me, which is why I'm turning to you with these questions and not her or her doctor (who I've tried to call consistently since but am unable to reach). I refuse to Google anything after the scare I gave myself immediately after her diagnosis, so any clarification and words of advice would be immensely appreciated.
Thank you all so much, and god bless you all.