Oct 18, 2009 - 3:57 pm
In April of 2009 my OBGYN found a mass on my on my right ovary. He performed a CA125 cancer marker test that came out negative for cancer. On May 15 2009 I had the right ovary removed, and the mass was cancer. The doctors say the mass was a secondary tumor from a primary tumor of the stomache and is called a "krukenburg carcinoma." Four days after the removal of the ovary I had a endoscope, and colonoscopy with tons of biopsies. The biopsies all came back negative for cancer. The day after the colonoscopy I had a PET scan which came back clear or neg. for cancer. Then in June I went back in for exploratory surgery, and removal of the lft ovary and uterus. When they got in they found cancer on the lft. ovary, and on the peritoneum wall. The exploratory sugery showed no tumors on any other major organs. I just finished my fourth chemo treatment with f5u, cisplatin, and taxatere. I had a CT scan done a week and a half ago which came out clear. I am going back in on Oct. 26th 2009 for more exploratoy. This is because there is no other tumor in the body to compare and see if the chemo is working. So they are going to see if the "seedings" in the peritoneum wall is responding to the chemo. I have been all over the internet, and what I have read about this type of cancer is that it has a poor prognosis. Has anyone else dealt with stage 4 stomache cancer that has mets. to the ovaries. I have not been able to find anyone as of yet. I would love to talk to you.