Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone could shed some light?
My mum is awaiting to have chemotherapy, i think its carboplatin / taxol, 3 courses over 10 wks, after which she will have surgery (hysterectomy).The diagnosis is that its spread to her lymph nodes in abdomen area and is difficult to remove surgically.
She has ascites and large swollen stomach which is causing some breathing problems. Last Friday she had 4 litres of it drained, however she was still breathless and it was discovered by X-ray that she has fluid around her lung. She has been kept since saturday in hospital with oxygen to help with the breathing. I guess they will also need to drain this prior to the chemo.
Sorry to sound rather vague, its because my mum and dad now live in Italy, (lovely Tuscany ) where she is being treated and i only get 2nd hand info from Dad who is very stressed at moment.
I am flying out to visit on wednesday and hope to speak to the Drs out there on the whole treatment plan etc. I will also ask for a copy of the medical report with scans and tests etc, i plan to get a 2nd opinion here in London (for peace of mind).
My concern and question is, if this fluid has reached her lungs does it mean that it could develop into lung cancer? Sorry to sound so negative but being so far away i feel powerless to do anything for her.
Many thanks for your time