Hi all, first post here.
My mom was diagnosed in the summer with 3b initially and then 3c OC. She had some dissemation on the peritoneum.
We were lead to believe that all of her cancer from the ovary was removed during surgery (hysterectomy) but due to the small size and wide spread of the dissenation on the peritoneum this could not be removed.
Mom has undergone 8 cycles of chemotherapy and is having Avastin every three weeks.
She's very up and down, which is very upsetting to us (selfish on our behalf I know).
Mom had her last consultant appointment last week where she was told her cancer was 'stable' and a partial response had occurred. She was told she made require more chemo in the future and she's on a 'watch and wait'. Her CA125 has reduced to 16 but wasn't particularly high in the first place (150 on initial appointment and we were told this was a good sign as it can be in the thousands).
I have a question, mom has been told she has a 'splattering' on the bowel lining, is this the peritoneum or separate tissue? There is no further spread.
Mom has been told no further ops will go ahead as it might not be advantageous for her although we keep reading about others having bowel resections and ops to remove cancer from the peritoneum. Moms oncologist is very very down beat and she always leaves the appointments very low. We had expected someone who might be positive and try to keep her spirits up but she is very very 'negative' in her tone and mom can't ask questions.
Advice would be appreciated x