Sorry a long question. I have had a hysterectomy and after the op there was a 3cm tumour left that they were unsure if it was left behind or grew during the period of the op and the start of the chemo. I have a particularly aggressive cancer cancinsarcoma of the ovary. Today went to see the consultant who said that it has reduced to 1cm with the stranding around it still there and they do not know if it is active or not.
The initial suggestion is to do nothing and to see how it goes
As it is aggressive I am not keen on this as it will grow.
We then had a lengthy discussion about what could be offered and she reluctantly suggested radiotherapy , but said this has lots of side effects and would effect my quality of life and is not proved to work. This wouldn't start for 4 weeks.
the next option was further surgery to remove what is left however she doesnt think this is a good idea as if it is 'live' then it will be six weeks after the op before they could treat it with Chemo.
Is it me or is it unreasonable to expect them to be a bit more proactive??
what have other people been offered?