Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say
by Hope4theBest on Sun Oct 10, 2010 05:00 PM
My mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer in April of 2009 at the age of 51. One major surgery and 22 rounds of various chemos later she is doing alright. She walks a mile every evening and goes to work everyday. She no longer has to go in every three weeks for labs, she's now every three months. She hasn't received any chemo since mid-July and so here in a few days she'll go back for a cat scan and then the next week to get the results. I pray every night that we find the cure one day to beat this monster.
by livingstrong on Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:17 AM
Thanks for sharing your mom's story. My mother in law was dix 3/2010 with 3b ovarian cancer. My father in law died unexpectedly 8/1/2010. I am a 3 year cervical cancer survivor myself. Hearing a survivorship story like your mom's helps us all. LIVESTRONG. And thank you for your message today!
by vonne7 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:48 PM
About 10 years ago I had a radical hysterectomy because of a tumor on my right ovary...they took lymph nodes and everything else as well. Now I am having alot of pain on that side and I worry that the tumor has returned. I have not had a CA 125 for quite sometime, wondering if that isn't something I should have soon. I am aware of scar tissue and that it could be the reason for the pain, but I find it hard to believe it can cause this much discomfort. Is it possible to have the scar tissue removed or do I have to live with the pain? Or it is possible that the tumor is growing back??? I am frustrated to say the least. Any suggestions? Landy
by Dee55 on Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:55 PM
If you are worried, go back to see your doctor. They understand how we worry! You should get it checked if you are in pain. Scar tissue can cause a lot of pain so dont worry. That can be removed. Dee
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