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Help! My Mom has been diagnosed with Mixed Mulerian Tumour

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  • Posted By: stella
  • January 19, 2007
  • 10:49 PM

My Mom originally started losing her eye sight in December of 05. She kept going back to the eye Dr. asking him to check the new prescription because she still could not see properly. Finally a specialist told her that the eye glass prescription was correct but "the film was not getting to the camera". She was then told that she probably had a brain tumor. Turns out she did...a tumor on the Pituitary gland. Feb. 24th, 2006 she had that removed. A week later, it was like a miracle...her vision was coming back and her headaches were subsiding. Although, she was having hot flashes quite often...like she was going through menopause. Funny thing is, when she did go through menopause, she never had the "hot flashes". Life went on and she dealt with the side effects...including some minimal spotting. She thought her body was confused and thinking it was a teenager again. Reason, she thought that was because the Pituitary gland regulates hormones. Her Dr's. also just passed it off as "strange." On Mother's Day 2006, she was bleeding so badly she had to go to emergency. There they did many tests, a D&C and found out she had a rare cancer in her uterus. Mixed Mulerian Tumor or MMT.
After her complete hysterectomy (June 2006) she went through 6 weeks of radiation (July/August 2006) and was told to be on a "Junk food diet" while doing Radiation from the Cancer clinic. In September when she was re-scanned they found that the cancer had matastized to her liver and throughout her abdomen. They also told her that she has 3-6 months to live unless she does Chemotherapy and even with Chemo, she has a year. So, she tried the chemo...Paclitaxol & Carboplatin...with the Taxol she went into anaphylactic shock, so on her 2nd treatment they tried Docetaxol & Carboplatin...again she went into shock. So, they tried Gemcitabine and Carboplatin but unfortunately, they were doing more harm than good...having to have blood transfusions, in the hospital over the holidays because she had an infection, and the tumors were still advancing. I must mention that in September 2006 she also started seeing a Naturepath Dr. She drastically changed her diet, took out sugar, started eating organically, limited meat, etc. Plus was using various herbs and vitamins prescribed by the Dr. as well as Iscador treatment.
It is January of 2007 now and she just had her 61st birthday. She is full of life and looks great for someone with such a rare and aggressive cancer. She is a fighter and WAY too young to die. The Cancer clinic Doctor's have decided to just try and keep her comfortable until she dies...as they tell her on every visit that SHE IS GOING TO DIE AND THERE IS NO CURE! Fortunately, the Naturepath Dr. gives her hope and encourages her when she has small successes.
My question is, (before this gets way too long and full of spelling mistakes) is there anyone out there that has had any success with this type of cancer? Please, please help as my Mom is such a good person who has lived a clean life and does not deserve this.
Thank you

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