What is meant by end stage ovarian cancer?

Not curable. Typically when someone refers to end stage they are describing a case that is not curable. Most of the time these are patients who have developed disease that has spread to parts of the body outside of where the cancer originally developed (i.e. Metastasis).
Stage 4. End stage means the cancer is advanced and has spread. All treatments have been exhausted and or any other treatment is not felt to be beneficial to the patient. Not all doctors however agree on when to stop therapy and a second opinion to see if others agree may be useful.

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My mom has Lewy body dementia, end stage ovarian cancer, now taking saraquil for anxiety and walking floors, not helping! How can we give her comfort?

Palliative care. Does the hospital have anybody that you can discuss palliative care with? If not, some home health services can provide this service after they do home. Read more...
Hospice care. There are many meds useful for anxiety associated with your mom's diagnoses. A call to a hospice program can link you with a provider that is specialized in managing complex end of life issues focusing on comfort and quality of life. Read more...

Mom, Lewy body dementia, end stage ovarian cancer, hospice will not treat dementia, (moving faster) meds make dementia worse, hospice can not take care?

No good treatment. To be honest, there is no good treatment for either lewy body dementia or end stage ovarian cancer. If this were my mom, i would keep her in hospice, spend as much time as you can with her and keep her comfortable! Read more...
Hospice have . Differing rules and regulations regarding acceptance of patients. It's difficult for u to plead your case against a big institution. Other options for u is to apply for fmla for urself to help with your mom's care or privately hire an LPN or cna for this purpose. God bless u and ur mom! Read more...

Period is now finished and still feel bloated and keep checking everyone says I look normal but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could it be in myhead?

In head. Malignancy in an ovary is essentially asymptomatic. Only when it metastasizes to omentum, the fat pad of the transverse colon does symptoms appear as an upper abdominal mass and secondarily the production of ascites which could produce swelling and a bloated feeling. A scan of the abdomen can resolve the issue. Read more...

I completed chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. No cancer was detected in followup tests. Am I still at risk for cancer? #nqlu my chemotherapy started last sept. And ended in early jan. Last nov., I had surgery (hysterectomy). I have since had clean reading

Congratulations . Congratulations on doing well thus far! everything you listed sounds like good news. I can tell you that the overall 5 year survival rate for all ovarian cancers is 47%, but if it was caught in the early stages and the cancer was only in the primary site, the five year survival is 92%. You should talk with your oncologist about your prognosis. By knowing your staging, genetic markers, tumor histology, aggressiveness of your cancer, details about your surgery and treatment, and tumor response, they may be able to give you a more accurate prognosis. In general, people are not considered "cured" until they have 5 years of being cancer-free, but every day without cancer is fantastic. Read more...
Yes, you are. You are always at a risk of your cancer returning. The higher your stage, the higher the risk. The goal of chemotherapy is to kill any cells that were not removed by surgery. Hopefully that worked and got every last cancer cell, but ovarian cancer has a nasty tendency to come back. Go here for the statistics: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/ovary.html. Read more...

Daughter is 13&periods aren't regular but it stopped for 4 days then came bac for 11 days + doesn't seem to be slowing down. Start of Ovarian cancer?

No. early periods after puberty tend to be irregular, and anovulatory (means with no ova or eggs), please take your child to your doctor to examine and reassure you both, good luck. Read more...

I was diag. With UTI and given macrobid. 4 days later, still have fever and feel worse! I finished chemo for ovarian cancer in jan. What to do?

Call your doctor. It could be that your UTI is due to some bacteria resistant to macrobid. But your symptoms of fever and feeling worse may be due to something else. You should call the doctor who prescribed you Macrobid and let him/her know how you are feeling. Or go to the er if you are feeling extremely sick. Read more...
Need another antibio. Your UTI is likely resistant to Macrobid and need a different antibiotic. If your WBC is still low meaning less then 1500 from chemotherapy then you should go to the hospital. Read more...

How can I help with my wife's menopausal lack of sleep? Just finished chemo for ovarian cancer couple mo. Ago and had a hysterectomy back in march.

By taking to the doc. Give support to her lack of sleep may be due to anxiety, due to her cancer, which is not unusual, speak to her may need medications .She may even need help , you may have to take her to a psychiatrist., it is part of treatment. Read more...
Ovarian cancer. The main non-hormonal treatments of menopausal symptoms are Effexor (venlafaxine), Neurontin (gabapentin) and clonidine. Many gyn oncs would also use oral estrogen by itself to treat symptoms. Read more...