|Mom a few years ago with my sister.|
She visited with her oncologist this morning and was told her cancer is stage 3.
The plan of attack is both chemo and radiation. She will receive radiation 5 days a week for 5 weeks and that will be combined with chemo 1 day a week for 5 weeks. After the treatment is complete, she will have a petscan done to determine if the cancer is in remission. If she gets too sick during treatment, they will stop the chemo.
Chance of remission is 2-5% with radiation and 30-35% with the chemo/radiation combo. Remission can last up to 2 years if we can get to that point.
We're hoping she will be able to take her treatments in Waco, but that will be determined by the docs here and in Houston.
I'll update when I know more.
Thank you for your prayers and positive energy. Keep 'em coming.