We have some great resources for your interests including this blog post: Alternative Medicine & Cancer Treatments . We have a comprehensive Cancer Health Center that has a variety of resources, tools, information and breaking news stories.
Have you received a cancer diagnosis or are you seeking information for a friend or relative? If so, we have targeted communities for various types that can be found here: WebMD Featured Cancer Communities Many have an expert on board to address questions and concerns.
Here is basic information on swollen lymph nodes. Swollen Lymph Nodes . Be sure to take accurate, detailed information to your daughter's doctor like how long she's had the swelling, if it's painful, etc.
I'm so sorry you are having a hard time getting information - that must be very stressful. ((hugs)) to you and your mother during this difficult time. I hope you get the proper diagnosis and treatment soon -
I can understand how you must be feeling! Please call your doctor and tell her all of the symptoms you listed here - which are extensive. Let her know how much anxiety and frustration you have. If your doctor is not responsive, please seek a 2nd, or 3rd opinion.
If you are too sick to work, disability is an option that you can explore.
Radiation therapy is a local therapy. This means that it affects only cells in its path and doesn't not harm cells elsewhere in the body or even elsewhere in the brain. I would suggest having a conversation with her doctor to find out what to expect and how you can support her before/during/after the treatment. Be sure to take notes and bring in any specific questions you might have.
Another option for your sister might be to find a clinical trial. New therapies for cancer are being developed all the time. Click here for more information: Cancer Clinical Trials
Best to you and your family during this difficult time -