My mom was diagnosed with Epithelial Ovarian IIIC cancer in October 2017.
I assumed, naively that she would automatically go into remission and the hard part would be to deal with the cancer when it came back, because from all the research I've done, I've learned that it almost always comes back. Boy was I wrong! In the last month, we've learned that her cancer never went into remission and she is considered primary refractory. On top of all of this, her CA 125 never went below 270 and is gradually creeping up and is at 303. She has ascites (fluid) in her stomach, which when biopsied 2x's has come back negative for cancer, but doctor says it's just a matter of time before the cancer physically shows it'self. We've been told her care is only palliative and she can have anywhere from 6 months to 5 years to live (if she responds to next line of less aggressive chemo, topetecan). We are devastated. Since her CA 125 levels never responded we are terrified what the future may hold. We are going to have her tumor's genetics ran and are hoping something can come from that. If anyone has any insight in this situation please, I'd appreciate it. My mother is my best friend, my whole world and to not have her around when and if I were to marry and have children is horrifying. Neither my mom or myself have been able to keep it together emotionally for the last few days as we are paralyzed with fear.