Feb 10, 2011 - 1:39 pm
my fiance was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last week. we are prepared to fight and we will stay positive and do whatever we can to win the battle. i am very please with her doctor and his treatment plan. however i am almost certain he is sugarcoating the the prognosis. here is her situation. she is 41 yrs old and the tumor is large. ct scans, ct biopsy and other tests confirm that the cancer is spread to both ovaries, the omentum, some lymph nodes (dr say a few), and he says there are 2 cancerous spots on the liver but not in it. the ca 125 is 15,000 (yes, it is 15 thousand, not hundred). dr. says it is stage III but didn't say a,b,c. he says that the best chance for removing all the cancer is to have 9 weeks of chemo in hopes to reduce the tumor and spread etc, and that would be followed by surgery and then more chemo. when we asked the prognosis he just says he believes 100% she can beat it. my concern is the fact that she cant even have debulking surgery because of size/spread of the cancer, which makes me think it is more that just serious, but very life threatening. we just both want straight answers so we know how to fight the fight. here are my questions:
can the cancer actually be staged by only a ct biopsy without debulking surgery?