Sorry everyone - I had updated my post on the question of whether to watch and wait, but it seems I didn't actually manage to post it!
You may recall I posted about my Mum, who was told be a registrar that she would go on second line chemo, even before they had ordered the scan. The scan was meant to take 7 weeks (non urgent), but it came through as a 'cancellation' in 10 days. We think it was a cancellation, but do you all find that you over think everything? Is it really a cancellation, or was it a gentle urgent referral? As a result of that, she was back with he Consultant just 3 weeks after the previous appointment.
The Consultant confirmed she would be going on Carb/gem immediately. We asked about watch and wait, and he explained that whilst it was a legitimate policy, it was not his preference. Mum had a clear scan in Sept and now has 4 tumours of 3 cm each, and so with that speed of growth I think we are happy that she is going back on chemo anyway.
So, to feed back to you, it seems that the registrar was right that this team don't do 'watch and wait', but actually in Mum's case I have a gut feeling that immediate chemo might be the right route. As a bit of further info, she had Avastin until August and a clear scan in Sept. We will never know where she would be now if she had carried on with Avastin as her CA125 started to rise in Oct.
Finally, can I have honest feedback on ladies who have had Carbo/Gem, particularly as second line? Thank you all.