Just found out my 72 y/o MIL has cancer in her kidneys, what are her options if any?
So, after months of my husband and FIL trying to get my MIL to go to the doctor (I made a post regarding the situation not long ago), she finally went. Well, she was forced to go because her condition looked to be unbearable at that point, so my husband called 911. She'd been suffering from HBP, swollen ankles and legs, fatigue, blood in her stool, etc. She'd also been complaining about a pain in her side for nearly two years, but every time she went to get it looked at, all the doctors did was give her hydrocortisone shots. It turns out, that pain in her side was actually a large mass. After further testing (of everything from her blood, urine, and a colonoscopy), she was diagnosed with kidney cancer. It has spread to her liver. I don't know all of the details of her condition just yet, we only found out yesterday, but I'm curious what her options would be? She is in very poor health otherwise, she has extremely high levels of sodium in her blood, and I'm not sure what the doctors would be able to do for her? We aren't sure how long she's had the cancer, but I'm assuming it's been quite a while since it's spread to other parts of the body.