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My mother has stage 14 ovarian cancer. She refused chemo and has a new tumor. She has ascities and can't walk. Will she live 6 months?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
16 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Aggressive untreated ovarian cancer leads to short survival.
People with what is termed a poor performance status (inability to walk, etc.) have very short survival rates.

In brief: Probably not

Aggressive untreated ovarian cancer leads to short survival.
People with what is termed a poor performance status (inability to walk, etc.) have very short survival rates.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Barry Rosen
I am sorry to hear of your mother's condition. Has she been evaluated by a hospice nurse?
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Agree with Dr. Rosen. Stage 4 ovarian cancer, untreated and possibly refractory to chemotherapy , usually multiple chemo tried in the past, can progress fast, best to get hospice involved.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

End stages of ovarian cancer are usually accompanied by ascities.
The fluid buildup in the abdomen can be very uncomfortable as well as eventually restricting breathing and other bodily functions. Besides the visible tumors that your mother has there is likely a large tumor burden in the abdomen. The prognosis, unfortunately, is poor.

In brief: Probably not

End stages of ovarian cancer are usually accompanied by ascities.
The fluid buildup in the abdomen can be very uncomfortable as well as eventually restricting breathing and other bodily functions. Besides the visible tumors that your mother has there is likely a large tumor burden in the abdomen. The prognosis, unfortunately, is poor.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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