Hi All. I had an oncologist appointment yesterday, though saw his registrar instead. I had lots of questions that he couldn't answer, and he told me that he hadn't worked with ovarian cancer before, which was reassuring!
Anyway, I asked him if tumour Profiling was available on the NHS (he didn't know) and how I would get it done privately (ditto) . What did interest me though, was that he said that the tumour sample of mine that had been retained would not necessarily show the same strain of cancer cells as a recurrence, due to the fact that cancer cells constantly mutate! Presumably profiling would have to be done routinely at the time of the op. Has anyone had this done?
I thought this information would be of interest, and think that it could be of benefit to the NHS, as using targeted therapies would surely save time and money rather than trying different chemo treatments on a hit and miss basis.