Feb 04, 2012 - 12:06 am
My mom (53yrs) was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer last week. She has cancer cells in the fluid around her lung, lymph nodes around lung and up around collar bone. Her brain MRI and bone scan came back clear however, the CT scan of her lower abdomen came back with a mass on her right ovary (same side as the 8cm tumor lower lung) that is 4cm. Oncologist is testing markers to see if lung cancer has mestasized to ovary.
I can find no evidence that lung cancer can spread to ovaries but rather the other way around, ovarian cancer to the lung. She shows no symptoms of lung cancer other than a persistent cough that started in October 2011.
She started Carbo/Taxol/Avastin today with Nuelesta shot Monday morning.
I've read about the CA-125 protein marker from blood test and I don't believe that was on her CBC that was ran last week. I've read about the treatment plan for ovarian cancer, I guess it would be stage IV if it's gone to the lung, and it's very different than same stage lung cancer treatment plan.
Has anyone here had ovarian cancer that spread to the lung?