Mum (69 years old) was diagnosed with a stage 3c or b high grade serous carcinoma on her peritoneum (Primary peritoneal cancer or PPC) about this time last year. She had 9 cycles of weekly Taxol/carboplatin chemo, then a very long debulking operation in November, then 7 more cycles of chemo, finishing in February. After this her CA125 was right down and scans came back clear.
She went for her first CT scan last week, and we got the results today - it's back. I sort of expected this, and I know that this means she will probably have to have Caelyx, Taxol or gemcitabine.
I guess I'm just on here because I want to hear that it's not unusual for recurrence to be so fast, and I also want to know how effective the second line of treatment can be. If you have any (hopefully positive!) stories to share about your first recurrence then I would love to hear them.
Also, Mum eats a vast amount of cheese. I've heard that it's potentially not great for ovarian cancer / PPC and I'd love for her to cut down - thoughts? I have read that the oestrogen levels in cheese might have links to ovarian cancer and it bothers me that this is something that could help which we are not doing.
Anyway I hope that someone can come along and hold my hand a bit - feel like I really need it! 😊