Second debulking surgery 14 months after first diagnostic one. Adenocarcinoma clear undifferentiated Stage IV b grade III. Good news is new tumor 8 cm size of grapefruit was same cancer as before. Not a new type. One yucky surgery week ,recovery ok. Tumor was wrapped around colon, no infiltration. I diagnosed it's recurrence by same feelings of constipation,finagled CT a few days later,Docs surprised I had no symptoms, Ca 125 -8 and blood tests all normal. Go know!
Most docs I consulted wanted to shrink tumor with chemo then operate. I couldn't stand idea of unwanted 'guest' living in me and the chemo weakening me prior to surgery. My Onco Gyno surgeon from Mt. Siani, Dr Peter Dottino was prepared to get it and do colon resection,cut colon where tumor was touching it and reconnect ends now untouched. Flew back home this week,four weeks post surgery, and began chemo, Gemzar Carbo today, Gemzar again in eight days then two weeks off and Gemzar carbo on third week.
Trying to 'channel' Linda's pep talk and researcher skills to light my path.
Wishing all well and success,