What does aggressive mean in ovarian cancer without chemo treatment?

More dangerous. There are several dozen distinct types of ovarian cancer, and even within the types, there are subgroups that are more or less like to spread rapidly, invade surrounding structures more quickly, and/or spread to remote sites. The types will guide treatment, and some of the more aggressive tumors also respond especially well. Good luck -- i'll be thinking of you.

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In stage 4 ovarian cancer, what does it mean if after several chemo treatments, if your ca-125 stays same?

Hard to say. If your ca-125 was very elevated to start with, and it's staying the same, that means the ovarian cancer cells aren't growing, which is good! of course you'd feel better if your ca-125 was going down, but that can take some time. If your ca-125 was in the normal range to start with, or only mildly elevated, it might not be an accurate marker for your cancer. How you feel is very important! Read more...
Ovarian cancer. If a ca 125 does not return within the normal range after surgery and chemotherapy, it is worrisome for resistant or residual disease. However, ca 125 alone is not diagnostic. Read more...

Doctor's. Like to know with ovarian cancer stage 3. If doctor tells you after treatment you are good will they give you chemotherapy for precaution?

Most likely. Assuming the statement was from the surgeon he/she most likely meant that they successfully removed the majority, if not all the cancer they could see. Research has shown that chemotherapy administration after surgery for stage 3 disease is beneficial; therefore, you will most likely be offered the treatment. The treatment is to reduce the risk of recurrence and can be viewed as precautionary. Read more...
Surgery/chemotherapy. The standard of care for stage 3 ovarian cancer is both surgery and chemotherapy. Surgery is often performed first to debulk the cancer. Since it is difficult to remove all cancer by surgery alone, patients often undergo chemotherapy after surgery. Read more...

I have ovarian cancer, I had surgery and chemo. It was only clear for a month and came back. What happens now, doctors say the can't cure it?

Assemble your team. Getting such bad news has to be overwhelming. There is always hope. You should get your team (family, doctors, friends, clergy, etc) and set goals that are realistic and achievable. Work toward these goals, changing them when necessary as you travel on your journey. Read more...

What does this mean I have ovarian cancer after surgery and chemo it returned in a month. Now diagnosis is cancer metastic to peritoneum and to liver?

It is aggressive. This sounds like a late stage or aggressive cancer that has spread to your liver and the tissue lining the inside of your abdomen. Please discuss this with your gyn oncologist. Read more...
TIME 4 NEW TREATMENT. I assume recurrence occurred 1 month after completing chemo, this is considered platinum resistant disease. Options - bevacizumab, liposomal doxorubicin or clinical trial looking at a new experimental drug for platinum resistance. Talk to your oncologist. Read more...

Hi. Ovarian cancer, spread to bowel. Was considered for HIPEC but spread to small bowel means surgery not possible. Any alternatives to palliative chemo?

Here are my suggesti. Ovarian Cancer often involved multiple organs in the abdomen including the small bowel. In fact the bowel involvement is very common. Because of the above reasoning, surgery(often called Debulking surgery) is commonly done first treatment for optimum results. Chemotherapy is often done following surgery(with a few exceptions where Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (done first, before surgery) is preferred. Read more...