A 31-year-old female asked about a 53-year-old female:
My mom just got back her preliminary results from her biopsy which was taken from her adrenal gland. they have said that she has stage 4 adenocarcinoma that originated in her lungs. they have said that she has "spots" in lots of places in her body inclu
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Medical Oncology 20 years experience
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Pathology 45 years experience
Sorry about Mom: Get two pathologists to sign off on the diagnosis. Your mother needs to make an informed decision whether to pursue chemotherapy / radiation or to opt for comfort measures only. Cherish all the time that the two of you have together. It may be several years, or she may go in a few more days. I am glad you are there for her.
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Last updated Aug 8, 2018
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