May 28, 2002 - 6:38 pm
I am 39 y.o. and recently diagnosed with Stage II ovarian cancer on 3/13/02. I had a hysterectomy, salpingectomy and bilateral oophorectomy followed by 3 courses of chemo(taxol & carbo). I completed my last treatment on Friday and so far everything appears to be progressing nicely.
My gyn.oncologists mentioned the possibility of 2nd look surgery. I really didn't want to discuss the surgery because I dread the thought of another hospital stay. I was in the hospital for 6 days after my surgery because I couldn't get rid of a fever. Is 2nd look absolutely necessary? If so, why? Did anyone have the surgery? What were your results? If you chose not to have the surgery, why not?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.