Re: Hello ladies--looking for helpful info for sis
Didn't see any followup on how your sister is doing.
She is lucky though to have an advocate in your that is watching out for her health!!
First off, I would recommend getting copies of all lab work and reports. The reason for this (I found out) is that sometimes Drs aren't (how would I put this) forthcoming with all of the information? She is entitled to that information and should not hesitate to have it in her hands. Keeping a copy for herself will save her in the long run if she ever needs to get a second opinion and the Dr has "issues" sending records (had it happen, just saying!).
Secondly, if she doesn't feel comfortable with her Dr's advice, if at all possible, seeking a second opinion is recommended. Heck, I would recommend it even if she is comfortable with it. I am learning this the hard way (i've posted elsewhere, so I won't bore you).
In two cases now I have had friends referred to a gyn/onc as a "Just in case" because of large tumors (one case ovarian, the other uterine). In both cases neither were cancerous BUT a gyn/onc is a specialist in dealing with and treating odd and/or large masses.
Remember, CA-125 is a tumor indicator, but it is FAR from perfect as it can be elevated for a non-cancerous reason and be non-existant even when cancer is present.