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Wife complete debulking for stge 4 ovarian cancer. no l-nodes involved. all cancer removed. ca125 44 at diagnosis. ca125 is 3 after 6 rds of chemo. what questions should i ask onc re: prognosis?

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Dr. Roberta Beals
Family Medicine 28 years experience
High Risk: It sounds like she has had a good respons but she is high risk. You need to continue to have her monitored no matter what the numbers show. Her risk of recurrence is high just based on the staging. Her oncologist is the expert in this field. Support gourps may help as well. Good luck.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Good news!: Ask your doctor if treatment will cure, prolong survival, or relieve symptoms. Responders do better than non-responders. If i were yu, i would want the unvarnished answers to those 3 questions.

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