I am just searching for some helpful advice for someone who has a zillion questions in her head and no answers:
My mum currently has breast cancer and on Friday, was diagnosed with cervical cancer (awaiting histology confirmation) by a Consultant Gynaecologist following investigation under GA. She has been bleeding, we believe, for nearly 12 months (so pre-breast cancer diagnosis) and has taken some persuading to go to see the Gynae team. She is not in any pain or discomfort in her back or stomach.
We have been told that there is nothing that can be done surgically and that she will be urgently referred for an MRI scan to stage the cancer and also back to her Oncologist who is currently planning her radiotherapy for the breast cancer. I spoke on my own to the Gynae Consultant and it is his belief that the cancer is "at least a Stage 2".
What I need to know is that as it cannot be treated surgically - and I am of the opinion that the only way to CURE cancer is to cut it out - does this mean that my mum is going to be reciving treatment purely for remission or is this palliative?
Sorry for the rambling but I have spent the weekend in a lot of distress and need to see the woods for the trees. My mum is 68.