Speed of Recurrance

Lisa13Q Member Posts: 677
edited March 2014 in Ovarian Cancer #1
Has anyone else's disease returned with the speed of lightning? My mother grew 5 spots in 3 weeks.....I know this is not good, just wondering if it's pretty normal or really bad......not that it matters since it is what it is....


  • Hissy_Fitz
    Hissy_Fitz Member Posts: 1,834
    I would not say it's normal
    I would not say it's normal or abnormal, but only that it indicates a less than optimal response to treatment.

    Was her scan clear and/or her CA125 normal just 3 weeks prior to finding the new spots?
  • zinaida
    zinaida Member Posts: 221
    I can say my did. Also 5
    I can say my did. Also 5 spots in pelvic area. After 3 chimo Carboplatin and Gemzar all gone. Pet scan did not light up nothing. But I did 8 chimo, last was june 17. will go for check up october 5. Best wishes to your Mom, Zina.
  • Barbara53
    Barbara53 Member Posts: 652
    slow but diffuse
    Since our Moms are going through similar things, I think it's the diffusion of the damage that worries me. Mom is not getting scans as frequently as yours, so we're left to guess as symptoms may or may not be manifesting, not that it matters if she's comfortable at home, right?

    Each chemo-lite seems to hold the monster at bay, but by the end of the 3-week cycle I see subtle evidence that the cancer is doing things. Doc added Avastin last cycle and it was a very bad idea. Elderly patients may not be good candidates for that one.
  • BonnieR
    BonnieR Member Posts: 1,526 Member
    been there
    done that. hugs