Apr 18, 2013 - 11:20 pm
I am 51 and after going to the ER for Appendicitis I found out I had a 10cm mass on rt ovary, and shadow or lesions on my liver. I had surgery with a gyn/oncologist at Duke yesterday who quickly found out it was a mucinous appendiceal cancer that had encapsulated my ovary. They removed both ovaries, tubes and appendix which was cancerous. They found pepper spots on my abdominal lining and a couple small burn like marks on my liver. They called in a GI oncologist who told them not to take anything else out at this point. He said they rather do chemo treatments first and then go back to take the margin of large intestine and do the perineal wash to get the cells left in the abdomen. They did how ever biopsy the liver. My appointment with GI oncologist and surgeon is wed Apr.24 to find out staging/path reports and treatment schedule. I can't find any info offering hope or a good prognosis for this type of cancer. I feel like i'm in a hole and not matter where I turn there is no rope to pull myself up. It is like a roller coaster ride. A little hope, bad news etc. Can anyone share personal knowledge or reports offering any good or uplifting information. I'm tired of just reading the negative. Thanks so much for any sharing!!!