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lizper
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Joined: Nov 2006

Now that my Mom has reocurrence I think back and have more doubts. When you are stage III B... the implants ae suppose to be under 1cm right? Can implants or mets be debulked when they are that size?

floridajo
Posts: 485
Joined: Sep 2006

Lizper,
I think when you have optimal debulking surgery the size of remaining disease is usually under 1 cm. It has nothing to do with the stage of ovca.I have read there is sub-optimal debulking that the size left is under 2 cm, and then there optimal debulking , size is under 1 cm. Most gyn/onc do the otptimal debulking. I had a second look surgery, and my onc/gyn took all the suspicious areas out including whole lymph nodes which had metastic disease remaining. he then followed it with 6 cycles of Doxil, this gave me 13 months of remission time. Plus I felt pretty good while on Doxil (you have 1 tx. per month)So I consider that I actually had 19 months of feeling good remission time!!!! I'm praying for your Mom, and I know she'll be fighting hard, so she can spend alot of time with that sweet grandson!!!!! (((Hugz)))..Joanne

lizper
Posts: 199
Joined: Nov 2006

Tks Joanne again for sharing info. I really am looking forward for her to have at least a 13 month remission as yours (hopefully longer). It just worries me that she needs to go trough surgery again at her age (3rd time)..last time was May 06. But I have faith in the Lord. Take care. LIZ

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