Hi Everyone, thank you for caring to read this.
My mum, 68, was diagnosed in Nov 2012, with they think stage 3 OVCA that has spread to the omentum? They have been unable to operate due to blood clots on the lungs. The plan was for chemo for 3 cycles, surgery, then another 3 cycles. There was some delay in finding evidence of CA in the fluid draws, before they could start chemo, but eventually they found CA125 levels of 1700.
She has had 2 cycles of combined drug chemo (I don't know which drugs), and after the first her CA125 levels had halved. She is due to start her next cycle on Tuesday, however she was admitted to hospital to have the fluid drained as she was so uncomfortable. They estimated 5-8 litres. However following a scan they discovered part of the tumour appeared to have gas/air in it, no fluid, and the rest was just solid mass.
So now the consultants want to meet to discuss treatment options. Does this mean chemo hasn't worked, and the tumour is spreading? It appears to be all in her torso, she looks 9 months pregnant. Has anyone had this experience? They are to some extent working in the dark I suppose due to being unable to biopsy the tumour. Is this bad news that it is not fluid as they thought? How might it change the plans?