My Oc is A Typical but I have enlarged para aortic and paracaval lymph nodes, plus a suspected metastic site on my liver. I am feeling really well and until admitted with pelvic pain was exteremely healthy and fit 58 year old.
I am receiving excellent care and have had my second chemo without any real side effects (hurrah). But I now need to consider surgical options being considered for February.
I have 2 "choices". The first is a hysterectomy and debulking just in the pelvic area, and relying on chemo and radiotherapy to get or minimise the other sites. An op of approx 3 hours and 3 days in hospital. Then home to recover. Avastin will,be prescribed after surgery.
The second is for me to have radical surgery with the gynae surgeon and a vascular surgeon (or a London specialist) to operate in the pelvis and around the upper diaphragm/aorta and possibly removal of the liver lesion. This would mean an extensive 6-8 hour operation, recovery in ICU and a much longer recovery time. There are of course significant surgical risks to this!
So, has anyone had their cancer present in this way? If so did you opt for radical surgery (was it even offered) or just go for the clearing of the pelvis and chemo/radiotherapy and Avastin afterwards?
It will be a big decision, and I still don't have all the information I need from the radical surgeon to make an informed one just yet, but if anyone is out there like me/or presented like me, what helped in your decide making?
Thank you .