I am in the middle of being diagnosed with Ovarian ca. I am 42 and had a large pleural effusion, while investigating this they found cancer cells in the fluid and they found slight changes around the ovaries. My ca125 is 300 so they suspect ovarian. The plan is for surgery next week then chemo.
I have 2 questions did anyone else get diagnosed via a pleural effusion and would the ct show the spread, as apart from the slight changes around the ovaries there was nothing. I must admit I am confusing them a little.
It has been quite a shock for my family especially since we are just recovering from my 4 year old having a brain tumour removed with in the summer, she is doing wonderful and we are very hopeful that she has been "cured".
Thank you for your advice.