I was hoping you might be able to give some advice and guidance. My nearly 83 year old Mum was told by her GP on the 14 June that she has stage 4 cancer. This was after the results of a bone scan Mum had on the 8th June as the GP thought Mum had Padgetts disease of the bone.
As a separate issue Mum found a lump in her left breast about 6 weeks ago & eventually went to the doctors to be checked out (I had breast cancer myself 11 years ago at 40 & had the full works treatment/operation-wise). An appointment for our local Breast Care centre arrived for 21st June.
The GP told Mum it is likely the breast is the primary site which has Metastasised to the bones inc her head and possibly elsewhere.
I took Mum to Breast Care appointment last week and went in with her so I could take notes. The consultant took all the usual details & my history of breast cancer, checked the lump and asked us to stay for mammograms and biopsies. We told her about the bone scan and luckily she was able to view the findings on the computer. It was a long day and Mum was very upset. The consultant has ordered a CT scan too.
We have a follow up appointment on the 5th July for the biopsy results but the Consultant already said the mammogram showed the lymph’s were cancerous.
I know we have to wait for the biopsy results and CT scan but Mum is so frightened and swings between understanding how bad things are and then thinking it might be ok. Also Mum’s hearing has deteriorated very fast over the last few months and her vision is now seeming to deteriorate too. I want to be able to reassure her and help but there is nothing I can do. Im so worried that she won’t get treated properly because of her age and we will be left floundering around for help and treatment.
Thank you for reading this xx