at histology because of microscopic cell spread in pelvis. Debulking was planned but at operation no visible disease was seen (great news) but histology of the washings showed there were still "a few" remaining cancer cells. I have had 3 cycles of Carbo/Taxol and 1 of Carbo alone prior to operation and then 2 final courses of Carbo after operation to hopefully blitz the remaining cells. (I had my ovaries removed prior to this due to multiple cysts which turned out to be ovarian cancer.)
My oncologist said the positives are no visible disease, very small volume remaining cells ( before final chemo) and a normal CA125. This was 30 before ovaries removed and has gone down progressively to 18, 16, 10 and has settled now at 8.
She has, however, told me that it could come back but of course it can't be predicted as to when or if at all, which means that I can't draw a line under this whole awful year I have had. I am being as positive as I can but need some kind of reassurance that there is a chance for me.
Thanks for listening and would love to hear from you ladies. This site has been a godsend to me this year and I am very grateful . Thank you all for your inspirational comments.