Pancreatic cancer stage 4: Mom moved to palliative care
For those following my story… my mom’s surgeon said no to removing Mets from ovary and bladder. Because my mom only has one kidney and due to cancer in the peritoneal area, she’s not a candidate. We’re in shock and I have panic attacks just thinking about what’s to come. Chemo didn’t work to shrink the tumor and I think they’re going to try radiation next. I know palliative care isn’t hospice, but what can we expect? My mom lives alone, but has a great support system where she is. I’ve offered to live together and she’s thinking about it. The thought of losing my mom is unbearable, but maybe now that the fight is over there will be some measure of peace. Anyone have info on what to expect from palliative care?