I have recently been diagnosed with stage 1c clear cell OC.
I have been given a choice between the recommended treatment; full hysterectomy, removal of ovaries and a section of bowel. Or the experimental treatment of removing the affected ovary and biopsying the other areas to check for first signs of cancer and only removing them if necessary. I also have endometriosis, as I think do most people diagnosed with clear cell OC. The doctor wants to treat all the endometriosis as potential cancer hence removing a section of bowel even though there is no sign of cancer there at present (endometriosis is present on the bowel).
Which ever approach I choose I will be given 6 months chemo.
The problem with the experimental approach is that there is very little data as to the effectiveness as most women choose the recommended treatment.
As I don't have children yet I'm not keen to get a full hysterecomy unless absolutely necessary.
Has anyone else been faced with this dilema? What did you do and how did you get on?