Hi everyone, I am so scared and confused and really hope someone can shed light on the situation.
Mum was diagnosed in 2015 at the age of 48 after months of being misdiagnosed with stage 3B high grade serous ovarian cancer. She had a complete hysterectomy which lead to the diagnoses after biopsies and weeks later after the debulking surgery they found a (1cm) disease in the omentum, (no disease was found elsewhere). She went on to complete 6 rounds of carpo/taxol and has had 20 wonderful months in remission .
However mum has just had her first reacurrance, and after an initial rise of her ca125 to 52 which led to a ct scan after a lot of asking from me. Has now shown deposits on the peritoneum and possible 2 enlarged lymph nodes and they're treating it as palliative with carpo/Gem.
Can someone please help to clarify if this is standard treatment and if there is anything else we can try?
Why palliative??? I'm absolutely devastador with this news. 😭😭
Hoping for some positive news from people who are in a similar situation and what treatments they've been on.