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Suggest Treatment For Ovarian Cancer.

Hi Doctor,

My mother has been diagnosed with cancer. The OB-GYN told us that it is Ovarian Cancer and that there is already a spread to other organs in her body, particularly the wall surrounding her intestines. Suggested treatment is chemotherapy. But my mother is a bit hesitant, considering the pain that she is experiencing right, she might not withstand the side-effects of the procedure. Based on the result of the biopsy, as follows "ENDOMETRIOID ADENOCARCINOMA, MODERATELY DIFFERENTIATED, Both Ovaries. Extent of Involvement, Both Fallopian tubes and Omentum. Lymphovascular Invasion. Present in the Cervix and Endomyometrium. Other Findings: CHRONIC CERVICITIS with NOBOTHIAN CYSTS. SECRETORY ENDOMETRIUM.", how would you stage her cancer and what treatment would be possible aside from chemotheraphy?



Thank you,

Francis
Wed, 18 Mar 2015
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Hello dear, thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
By her reports, your mother is having stage 4 ovarian cancer. Her cancer is already spread to intestine, so she is having end stage cancer.
The only treatment advisable is palliative treatment in the form of
1. Chemotherapy
2. Radiotherapy
3. Nutritional support
4. Pain management.
Surgery is contraindicated.
Dide effects of chemotherapy are high. So you need to be very cautious about starting it. Life expectancy with out chemotherapy isless rhan 1 year. So better discuss in depth about chemchemotherapy and then decide accordingly.
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Suggest Treatment For Ovarian Cancer.

Hello dear, thanks for your question on HCM. I can understand your situation and problem. By her reports, your mother is having stage 4 ovarian cancer. Her cancer is already spread to intestine, so she is having end stage cancer. The only treatment advisable is palliative treatment in the form of 1. Chemotherapy 2. Radiotherapy 3. Nutritional support 4. Pain management. Surgery is contraindicated. Dide effects of chemotherapy are high. So you need to be very cautious about starting it. Life expectancy with out chemotherapy isless rhan 1 year. So better discuss in depth about chemchemotherapy and then decide accordingly.