Hi @Melisa0612 - I'm sorry my reply is tardy. My beautiful Mum passed away in August and I struggled to handle anything dealing with cancer. I'm afraid I wouldn't have been much use, as all I knew was what I outlined we tried for my own Mum - they tried that gemcitabine on her and another chemotherapy when that failed. I can't recall what it was but it was also unsuccessful. If your Mum had been eligible for immunotherapy it may have helped but I don't know if they tried that for her? There are certain markers needed for that from what I understand. My Mum didnt have them so it wasn't an option for her. Sending you so many hugs, I am so sorry to hear about your Mum's struggles with cancer xxxx
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If her cancer has the right proteins - she may be a candidate for immunotherapy but do not get your hopes up as this is a rather new area of cancer treatment. “The Breakthrough” is a good book on the background of immunotherapy. In the meantime - it might be better to ask the oncologist for medicine to help improve quality of life so that she’s in less pain. I’m so sorry for you and your mother.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.