Re: Need some answers
I am not too familiar with ovarian cancer. I am afraid that I might have it, but, so far my vaginal ultrasounds are inconclusive. And the only other symptoms I have, are bloating and lots of gas. Also, lower abdominal pain on both sides.
It sounds like she might be allright. But, you will have to wait, until she gets out of surgery to tell for sure. They will probably test the lymph nodes around the cancer sites and check them for futher spread of the cancer. It is good that she is also having the hysterectomy and the chemo. This will help it not to spread or come back.
The doctor will tell her what stage her cancer is/was. And if it has spread or not. That will determine what type of long term survival rate she probably has. Get her to ask lots and lots of questions of her doctor and nurses. Then, you will have more information to find the answers - fully - to hers and your questions.
Take care of you and your friend.
Can I ask you how they found her ovarian cancer and the other cancer too? What tests or procedures did they do? I am 55 and have had 4 vaginal ultrasounds, many physicals and a CA125. So far my cysts have either shrunk down some or were unable to be seen because of gas!