My mother has inoperable uterine cancer. I believe it is stage 3. She is severely overweight, has diabetes, congestive heart failure and is in atrial flutter. She was diagnosed with cancer over 3 yrs ago. She ignored it for a long time. There is a large mass in her uterus (about the size of a grape fruit), which has infiltrated the muscle. They did external radiation twice. She is on magase or something to that affect. They found small specks on her lungs through a CT or MRI about a year ago. According to her they are scars from having frequent bronchitis and pneumonia earlier in life. Her last tests and scans (over six months ago), showed the cancer had not grown. However, over Christmas, she began bleeding very heavy. She is complaining about pain all over, fatigue and loss of appetite. About a year and a half ago she began complaining about getting violently ill after eating. She went to the gastroenterologist and found out she has non-alcoholic sclerosis of the liver. I thought this might be why she is having problems eating. However, with the bleeding coming back, the pain, fatigue and unintentional weight loss, I am beginning to wonder if the cancer is progressing. If so, what can we expect? She doesnt tell me everything. She minimizes things, hears what she wants to hear, or is in a state of denial. I understand this coping mechanism, but I need to know where this is headed and what to expect.
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