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When I was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer the oncocoligist said they should just call it stage iv. Is this true ?

When I was diagnosed with stage  3c ovarian cancer the oncocoligist said they should just call it stage  iv. Is this true ?

Different reason: Your oncologist must have a reason to call it stage IV fromstage iii c. In stage IV the tumor cells are found out side peritoneal( abdominal ) caviety, may be fluid from chest have cancer cells. Ask your oncologist, why it upgraded to IV , you will get the explanation , good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Stage 3c ovarian cancer in 2011 done several chemo drugs now in liver and have colostomy doc says if no more chemo qual of life 6 mo fair assessment?

Stage 3c ovarian cancer in 2011 done several chemo drugs now in liver and have colostomy doc says if no more chemo qual of life 6 mo fair assessment?

Doc may be right: I can not fully answer your question without knowing which chemotherapy drugs have been used(we have 5-6 good drugs for ovarian cancer). But once the cancer becomes resistant to all drugs then life is short...Usually a matter of months than years. But you can get a second opinion from another oncologist if you want to be absolutely certain. ...Read more

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What to do if ovarian cancer stage 3c ?

What to do if ovarian cancer stage 3c ?

Get to an oncologist: You will need a medical or gynecologic oncologist, as you will need to be treated with chemotherapy as well as Debulking surgery before or after chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer stage 3c. What does this mean?

Ovarian cancer stage 3c. What does this mean?

Regional spread: IIIC: Cancer is present in one or both of the ovaries, and cancer cells are also present in tumors larger than 2 cm in the abdominal lining or in the nearby lymph nodes.This stage is best handled by total hyst bilat salpingo oophorectomy , omentectomy and tumor nodular reduction to decrease any residual lesion to >1cm followed by cheno. ...Read more

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Hai Doctor Is ovarian cancer curable at 3rd stage ?

Varies: According to the American Cancer Society, 5 year survival rate for ovarian cancer varies depending on the type of cancer. The rates can very from 39% to 87%. So, the best person to answer this question would be the treating oncologist. ...Read more

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My dr told me that ovarian cancer is chronic and will probably keep coming back. Mine was stage 3c, and was surgically removed except for the lymph nodes. Cancer is now back in one lymph node after just five months post chemo. Is this true?

My dr told me that ovarian cancer is chronic and will probably keep coming back. Mine was stage 3c, and was surgically removed except for the lymph nodes. Cancer is now back in one lymph node after just five months post chemo.  Is this true?

I'm sorry, yes: What your doctor told you is true. The fact that your ovarian cancer came back five months after chemo means you will need more treatment with different chemotherapy. And it also means your ovarian cancer will probably keep coming back. Don't lose hope. There are many new drugs being developed every day. Ask your doctor about clinical trials. Try http://www.Ovarian.Org. Good health to you! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 3c in 2008. No recurrence other than a para-aortic lymph node....Pet showed suv of 19.8. What doc do I need?

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 3c in 2008.  No recurrence other than a para-aortic lymph node....Pet showed suv of 19.8. What doc do I need?

Gyn oncology: You should see a gyn onc first. Surgery may be appropriate. There may also be a role for chemo which many gyn oncs give their own chemo. A possible alternative to surgery if you choose not to do it may be a newer type of radiation called sbrt. ...Read more

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Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for ovarian cancer at stage 3c?

Not really: Surgery still remains the most important treatment modality. Chemotherapy is still utilized but it does not replace the need for surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How fast does ovarian cancer spread?

It's variable.: Some ovarian cancers spread very slowly - over years, even. The most common form of ovarian cancer likely spreads more quickly than that (weeks to months), but every patient with ovarian cancer is different. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

It is a cancer which arises from the ovary. This cancer is typically silent, producing little or no symptoms till it spreads, first into the pelvic area and later into the peritoneal cavity leading to fluid accumulation(ascites) which is often the first symptom. Despite its late presentation, there is a reasonable treatment for it, with some long term survivors even ...Read more