Hi there I noticed a large lump in my abdomen a while back and eventually went to the dr, she thought it was fibroids and sent me for an ultrasound where they said 'its bowel' anyway I was referred to the colorectal dept and they sent me for a ct scan. While I was waiting for the ct scan I had a bad pain in a different area and went to the emergency dept at the hospital. I told them about my investigations and they conversed with the team that referred me for the ct. An A&E dr came in the room said 'Its bad news its cancer' left the room and then I had a biopsy and went home that night.
Since then I have had a consultant appt they have told me that I have ovarian C with spread to the omentum. Im due to start 3 cycles of taxol/carboplatin on the 2nd Dec then I will have a ct scan to assess, they will then either do surgery or 3 more lots of chemo. My CA125 is at 91 and she said that she'd have expected to see it in the thousands.
The mass I have got is very large now, Im only 8 stone so I can really notice it however the biopsy revealed it was low grade, however I havent been told the grade of my cancer, I guess its grade 3 because of the nature of the spread?
I havent spoken to anyone else in a similar position but the fact its spread scares me and I just want to get this chemo started to kick this thing.