Oct 30, 2005 - 7:32 pm
My girlfriend just told me that her mother has been diagnosed with Ovarian cancer following a leprotomy. I am in the US away from her and very worried about her mother. The Biopsy results show that the cancer is at stage 3c (T3c N1 M0).
After some googling I found out that only about 40-50 percent women survive beyond 5 yrs with ovarian cancer and the median is around 2 years. Is that true?
If Chemotherapy is pursued what are the chances that she will either be cured or the spread controlled? Are there women who underwent chemotherapy for ovarian cancer and are totally cured or have it under control?
Please answer even if briefly so. I am not looking for expert medical opinion but for some outlook to prepare myself for any bad news. Thanks.