Mar 22, 2012 - 3:58 am
Went with mum on her every second month check-up with good results on CA125 and cancer cells/noodles staying stable on the hormpne treatment (after 8 rounds of carbo/taxol). We discussed why not surgery and the specialist explained that surgery is not to be considered as the cells are to be found in her lungs i.e spread outside abdomen. To reduce the amount of cells in the abdomen will not help prolonging life as the cells in the lungs are still there as he said. I want to double check this with you all. What are your experiences?
He also explained that mum is not to be considered to be in remission or NED as there are still cancer cells in her body, but on a "steady phase". Is there a difference?
All in all she is feeling great under the circumstances, even driving her car again and next weekend we are going to Florens Italy for some holiday.
Love to you all,