Sep 02, 2004 - 3:53 pm
Sorry my question on vaginal bleeding got posted 3 times - don't know what happened there. Anyway, turns out my Stage IC cancer has recurred only 3 months after finishing chemo. My doc feels it was resistant to the carbo/taxol, and the tumor (walnut-sized already) is wedged in between my bladder and my rectum. For this reason, he's recommending 4-5 weeks of daily radiation therapy. I know this is not a standard treatment for OVCA, but he feels it's warranted here to save me from having to undergo re-sectioning surgery. Then maybe chemo after, with another drug, of course.
Anybody have any experience with radiation? So short a recurrence time?
You are all such role models for me in courage and determination. This is just devastasing news - I weathered the original dx much better. I just have to get more years for my 11 and 14 year old boys. . . .
Also, do any of you belong to a live support group, and does that help any?