We have asked repeatedly for this to be done but are being refused. My wife was diagnosed with suspected ovarian cancer (poorly differentiated, might be clear cell) in January. Post 6 carbo/taxol sessions she is now to go on to weekly taxol. They say the risks are too high of not getting all of it with surgery....surely getting some of it would be better than none? They also aren't happy about using avastin, not yet anyway.
Anyone on here with experience of this? We are really worried we are missing an opportunity. It doesn't make sense to keep having chemo while there is still stuff in there that could be removed. It is now showing in a couple of places in her bones which is a worry, this has happened since January.
I have read a few people's experiences here and they all seem to show surgery. They have not said "no, never", just "no, not now". It doesn't make sense. Looking at other types of cancer surgery seems to be the front line defence followed by chemo.
We're getting a second opinion but they seem to be overly conservative claiming that because there may be micro-sites that they wouldn't get they want to leave it all for the chemo.