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My Mum is 82 and has had radiotherapy.

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My Mum is 82 and has had radiotherapy, but the tumour is still there. 6 weeks ago she was told that her tumour had gone only to be told after having scans 2 weeks ago that it is still there?

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I am very sorry to hear that your mum is having to go through this. It is possible that the person who examined your mum may have not found anything at that time, but the scan has found a more hidden tumour. It would be an idea to take your mum to visit her GP to get some more information. They will be able to look at her notes or speak to her specialist and clarify the situation for you. It can be very difficult to remember everything that is said during consultations with doctors about cancer, as the treatments can often be complicated. Try writing down any questions you have on paper to take with you and take notes during the conversation if needed.

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