One thing I do not understand is how ovarian cancer can come back if you have no ovaries or female organs anymore. I understand that you can get tumours recur on your liver or colon or perotoneal cavity and sometimes your kidney or lungs - but why is it that doctors say it cannot be treated very well/prognosis is so poor when people who get these tumours (without getting ovarian cancer first) can survive them?
I've asked the consultant several times but my brain seems unable to process this information. He says completion surgery and chemo places me in the best place for this NOT to happen but nothing is certain which I understand and am grateful for, but I guess I just need to understand why/how recurrence of ovarian cancer could happen when you don't have ovaries anymore and why the prognosis is so poor if it does.
If anyone can help me understand, I'd really appreciate it.
Many thanks for your great site and for everyone contributing to it; it's amazingly helpful. Best wishes, Ariel