My mother has been diagnosed with OC, not sure what stage or grade yet. She has fluid buildup in her abdomen which has shown to contain malignant cells and her CA-125 count high. I have been told by the oncologist that the CT scan shows that its spread to her lymph nodes and these would be difficult to remove surgically (too big an op?)
The thinking being the chemo will make the surgery easier and more successful.
Tomorrow she will be having a laparoscopy to remove a sample of tumour from ovary for histology.
My concerns are that by delaying surgery it my spread even further. Its been 4 wks since she had the fluid buildup.
I am worried sick as i have read that late stage disease is non curable and can only be controlled. Is there anything more i can ask the Dr tomorrow which could help clarify the situation.