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Low Grade OC, Stage 3 C

laverdiere
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I have had surgery for an "endometrioma" which was actually Stage 3 c ovarian CA. There are 2 path reports, one says Grade 2 tumor, other says Low Grade. I am going to have a 3rd one. This has probably been there for 4 years. Had a pap with irregular ovarian cells 4 years ago.  I am hoping for low grade, but it is reported to be more chemo resistent but slow growing. Does anyone ever forego chemo and recommend waiting after the debunking?

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Alexandra
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Hello Laverdiere and welcome to the board.

To my knowledge stage 3C OvCa is always treated with 6 to 8 rounds of chemo therapy after debulking, regardless of the grade.

Only stage 1 low grade sometimes forego chemo.

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Glad to be done
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I ditto what Alex said. I was  add tsge 3c also and I was not given the choice of no cjemo and watching.  I started chemo with my car 125 level in the normal zone'.  I know it is terrifying but I recommend getting the ch errmo.  

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laverdiere
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I have read that Low Grade OC is very resistent to chemo. Then you get the side effects of chemo that may be permanent. You are right I am so scared of it all.

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Glad to be done
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WOW.  I just re-read my post.  Typed that this morning on my tablet before I had ample supply of my coffee. LOL...  I was terrified to say the least that I had to do chemo.  I did not want to do it but looking into the eyes of my 12 and 14 year old and telling them I had cancer was far worse than enduring the chemo.  I would do it all over again for them if I had to..  Note to the big guy upstairs - Please god don't make me do it again just because I said I would..... Several times since I finished chemo out of the clear blue my 12 year old will come to me and say thank you.  When I ask what he is thanking me for his response is "for doing the chemo to get better'.  

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