Feb 03, 2011 - 2:48 pm
I have been lurking around here for awhile and just couldn't get myself to post, as it is made it seem more real. I have seen all of the support you provide one another and feel I certainly could benefit (by both being supported and supporting).
My mom (age 73) was diagnosed in March/April 2009 with Stage 2C OVCA. She never has any symptoms and "bloating" was discoverd during her annual exam, which then turned about to be cancer. She had surgery and chemo and responded well. After surgery her CA125 was down to 5 and stayed low during and after chemo (Carbo/Taxol). She completed treatment September 2009 and was NED.
She has been feeling great and at her last check up her CA 125 double and further tests revealed that the beast is back and is in some nodes in her abdomen. Her doctor has recommended she do Carbo/Taxol again or a clinical trial of Carbo/Taxol/Avastin. She had been NED for over a year. She has never really felt sick and tolerated Carbo/Taxol just fine. What would you ladies do? At this point there does not seem to be a reason not to enroll in the trial. It is a random trial, so she may or may not get the Avastin.
I appreciate all of your time and advice. This is certainly not a place anyone wants to be, but knowing one is not alone is of extreme comfort.