To cut a long story short- my wife (who is 37) was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with suspected ovarian cancer.
They've told us it's "later stage" (apparently there's omentum and lymph node involvement).
She's having surgery on Monday.
My question, though, is about experiences with the "germ cell" variant of the disease.
Her age and the fact that a blood test marker called "AFP" is raised has lead her specialists (I understand she has several people, including a professor at Clatterbridge following her case) to believe that it's germ cell. Which is pretty rare.
It's also very treatable from the things I've been reading.
Anyone on here (I've done a quick search and there's not too much!) have experiences with this? What was your treatment like? How did they diagnose it?
I'm pretty stressed at the moment, as you can imagine, the burning question I have is, if the AFP levels (which are usually under 10 in a "normal" person) are so raised (her's is 180) how could it possibly be anything BUT germ cell?....