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Unread 06-17-2003, 02:07 AM
Ovarian Cancer Stage 1A Grade 2

Hi Sisters,
I am looking to compare treatment recommendations for chemo with anyone that may have a similar diagnosis. My first opinion-no chemo My second opinion--3 to 4 rounds of chemo. Both from gyno-onc. Help!

Thanks, Julie

Radical Hys 5/9/03 Ovarian Cancer Stage 1A Grade 2
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Unread 06-17-2003, 05:08 AM
Ovarian Cancer Stage 1A Grade 2

s Julie

It is definitely time for a third opinion. And for that third opinion I would go to a top cancer center. Was your surgery performed by a gyn oncology surgeon?
JMHO In the past two years I have learned so much about ovarian cancer. Many of the latest studies are showing that aggressive treatment in stage I is proving to be very beneficial. Especially with epithelial ovarian cancer.
I believe many oncs would recommend three treatments of taxol and carboplatin.
Please let us know what you decide.

Unread 06-17-2003, 05:13 AM
stage 1a ovarian cancer - no chemo


I had the stage 1a ovarian cancer but no chemo. I'm sorry to hear that you have to. However I had a check up on June 10 and have to go back in August and then every 4 months for check ups due to the cancer. Keep me posted on how it goes for you. Good luck.
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Unread 06-17-2003, 06:56 AM

Hi Julie. You and I have similar diagnoses and had surgery two days apart. Mine is a stage IC grade I. (IC as cyst on ovary ruptured during removal). I am currently waiting for round 2 of three Carbo/Taxol treatments. My gyn/onc stated that in others countries such as Italy, they would not do chemo. I was originally set for six rounds, but all biopsies and pelvic was during staging were clear. I'll give you the site for the article my doctor gave me. Of course, Karenann always give sound advice and this may be helpful. Good Luck!! http://www.sgo.org/meetings/34annual...p?abstractid=1
Unread 06-17-2003, 06:58 AM

Sorry Julie, I forgot to add that it involves epeithelial cancer. Is this what yours is?
Unread 06-17-2003, 09:16 AM
Ovarian Cancer Stage 1A Grade 2

Hi All,

My surgery was emergency surgery done be a regular gyno. on May 9---I had not had symptoms and suddenly had severe pain from a tumor on my right ovary.15x13x7cm. I was to have a total hys. which turned into a radical due to the cancer. Both gyno-onc. that I have seen since, have both stated that the gyno did an excellent job. The only thing they would have done differently would have been to romove lymph nodes in the aoerta area. After the diagnosis of Ovar. Cancer Stage 1A Grade 2-Mucinous
Cystadenocarcinoma my gyno. sent me to see gyno-onc at SMMC in Portland, Me. The cancer was completely contained in tumor--all other specimans came back neg. The first opinion was no chemo. I had been urged by family to go to Dana Farber in Boston for my second opinion---highly regarded cancer research center/hosp. So the second opinion yesterday was 3-4 rounds of chemo. from one dr. There is not alot of data for my stage and grade and diagnosis---so there is debate over early stage treatment. The Dana-Farber dr. is meeting with a team of 5 other drs. there tomorrow to discuss my case for treatment. I should know by Thurs. their final recommendation. As for a 3rd opinion...I don't know if I can get a better recommendation that 6 drs. teamed together at Dana Farber.....I need input. Thanks!
Unread 06-17-2003, 01:40 PM
Ovarian Cancer Stage 1A Grade 2

Living near Boston I am very familiar with Dana Farber. People come there from all over the world. I truly believe that the final opinions of a team of doctors there will be about as good as it gets. Certainly agreeing to chemo is huge. I can see why you want to research it all so thoroughly. I'm sure as you sort things out you will be able to make the right decision for you. I think we'll always have doubts after these diagnosis. I was told today that I don't need chemo by a prominent Boston onc/gyn and still worry about that recommendation. As always my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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