After appointment with my oncologist today, I feel totally perplexed and at a loss.
My debulking went well, however if would appear that the cancer has spread to my lungs. He could not confirm that it was he fact ovarian cancer on the lung, but could only assume.
I am currently on Carboplatin only, he said I would be better with Paclitaxel and then maybe Avastin. I chose one only to start as I did not feel well enough for the two.
We have agreed to review after my third chemo and scan, and then maybe extend the chemo.
However what I don't get is that on the one hand he says that everyone's cancer is different, but then still prescribes the chemo in a bog standard uniform fashion , one approach for all.
Additionally, when I told him how pleased I was about my greatly reduced CA 125 to 19, he said that this test was unreliable, as some of the ovarian cancer cells do not produce the identified proteins.
This blood test to me has always been an indicator for hope, take this away and what is there??. It seems to me that too little is known about the actual cancers, and too much left to chance.
In fighting cancer we have to have hope, without this the fight may be futile.Sometimes the consultants need to recognise this.
Sorry to be a misery, any thoughts would be greatly appreciated as always xxxx