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My moms mass

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So I'm not to sure what to say here but recently the doctors have discovered a m*** that was 34 centimeters on her ovarie. She said she would be needing surgery and probably chemo. This is all the information she would give me. Is 34 centimeters considered big? Will she be okay? 

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hello. my views are based on the lay personal experience and carved out of my wife’s ovarian cancer....according to what you have been told, the m*** of 34 centimeters or 13 inches confirms the size, but not whether the m*** is benign or malignant.

What tests determined the size of the m***?  What type of blood work has been completed?  Do you or your Mom know the results of the blood work carried out?

The surgery removes the m*** but also allows physicians to determined the m***’s aggressiveness. In other words, has the m*** metastasized (connected/attached) to other locations, besides her ovaries.  For example, in my wife’s case we knew the m*** was malignant going into surgery.  Surgery removed the m*** and that's when physicians discovered that the m*** had attached to her colon.

You ask, “Will she be okay?” In my view, no one can tell you with certainty whether a negative or positive outcome can be expected. But the one fact that is known is that your Mom is here today.  It affords you a great opportunity. Squeeze every ounce of energy into her happiness and to yours.  It is a gift----yet, sometimes it doesn’t appear that way. Run to the next step without hesitation. Finally, embrace that an opportunity has been made available------for each next step, brings hope.

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This is the most inspiring response I've read and so succinct.  Needs to be bookmarked.

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AMEN to what Connie said!

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