I am new to this site having posted on the MacMillan Forum and being directed to this wonderful site by another member.
I was looking for advice I was diagnosed with Clear Cell Cancer of the Ovary in 2011, I underwent a full hysterectomy but as my Oncologist at the Beaston advised they had caught the cancer early (it was stage 1C and it had not appeared to have spread) and with clear cell cancer Chemo is not always successful, he advised not having chem. just scans and blood tests every 6 months. Unfortunately in April this year I had a recurrence and a 6cms mass (again clear cell cancer) was removed from outside my bowels. My problem is that I will be seeing my oncologist tomorrow and I am sure he has intimated that again he will not recommend Chemo. Has any of you ladies had the same cancer and not be offered chemo. or had a recurrence and still not had chemo, I know chemo is not a walk in the park to put it midely and if I can avoid it would do so, but I guess I just need reassurance that I am doing the right thing. The cancer came back after 4 1/2 years, what if it comes back again and this time it can not be operated on.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance