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sallyeb
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Joined: Sep 2002

My friend had ovarian 3a. She is 10 months out of chemo, and looking good. her ca125 has been 8-10 for 8 months. it dropped immediately when chemo started.
She would like her port removed. the doc wants to keep it in. this is demoralizing/ or are we being unrealistic? What have others had done?

als26
Posts: 48
Joined: Feb 2002

I wanted to let you know that my mom had stage IV and she's doing great.. She finished her treatments in July and she's facing the same story. Her doctor wants her to keep her port in too. This concerned her because she wants to know that this is behind her. I understand your concern...
-Als26

clightfoot
Posts: 7
Joined: Feb 2003

I had my port removed at 1 year with my doctor's blessing. It is bad enough to look at the scar without feeling the bump! Tell her to get rid of it!

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