Aug 08, 2011 - 7:33 am
Nancy's surgeon at MSK told her she suspected peritoneal cancer after looking at the CT scan. The increase in the CA125 number from 35 to 51 gave her concern but it was the scan that I think convinced her. I suppose that means she saw ascites. But every thing I've read describe the symptoms of ascites as bloated belly from the fluid build up. And if she did see ascites but there is no abdominal bloating then wouldn't that mean it's not advanced? Grabbing for straws here and continuing with the cycle of hope/despair.