When I was first diagnosed with OV I was told have 3 chemos then a big debulking op followed by 3 chemos to mop up any wayward cells. This then changed to 4 chemos before and 2 after as Christmas got in the way, then, when I didn't get my operation at the last minute due to there not being an ICU bed available I have had all 6 chemos while I wait for a new date.
I have now been told that there will not be a 7th chemo after the op. What has happened to the mopping up of any cells left behind? My consultant said that as there was an 85% chance of reoccurrence an additional chemo will not make any difference. In my naïve way I find this hard to believe. I am sure the surgeons will do their best to get it all out but surely some cells will be left behind which need to be attacked by the chemo after all why was I originally going to have chemos after the op? I have reacted well to the chemo - just tired and hair loss so it can't be due to a bad reaction. Have any of you lovely ladies had experience of this and should I put up a fight for a 7th chemo?