• Treatment available for 80 plus dagnosed with Ovarian Cancer?

    Asked by Donna1943 on Sunday, January 27, 2013

    Treatment available for 80 plus dagnosed with Ovarian Cancer?

    I am 69; diagnosed last year. Went thru surgery, chemo, and now am in remission. Does anyone know of those women who are older? What was the procedure? Was remission a possibility?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Treatment and remission are not solely, or even primarily dependent on age. An 85 year old with stage one cancer has better odds of remission than a 45 year old with stage IV cancer. Treatment is also more dependent on the stage of the cancer than the patient's age.

      almost 5 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      It sounds like you are very lucky to have caught the cancer and treated it asap. I would imagine a PET or CAT scan would help to know if anything is left in there. I know of somebody in their 80s who has beat cancer; but regularly gets screened for it.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ashok's Avatar

      Cancer anywhere in the body is only a normal cell become abnormal.No one knows 100% accept body itself.Surgery or repeated surgery is the only solution.Rest you have to keep your body in proper balance of health and watch. That way perhaps you live longer and more important, more comfortably than reated Chemos or any other medicines for cancer.I am telling this what we have experienced for our beloved daughter.
      Health balance,I mean don't eat overly health food like nonveg foods to promote the growth of cancer cells which infact are your body cells only.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      I was assured by my oncologist that the treatment he would provide me if my cancer should recure would be the same as those I received when I was diagnosed back in 2006. I have been cancer free for the last 7 years and will turn 70 in May. I plan to fight just as hard if it should return. I have much to share!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Carolscheff's Avatar

      I am 75 years old and was diagnosed with stage IIIC Primary Peritoneal cancer (ovarian) fifteen months ago. I had the debulking operation plus a spleen removal. I had chemotherapy and was declared cancer free for about four months. The cancer returned in two lymph nodes and I was referred to a clinical study at a large university hospital in my area. Right now I am responding well and my CA 125 numbers are the lowest that they have ever been. I have only a few manageable side effects and am living a very normal active life.

      almost 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      remission is possible at any stage or age. Cancer is a tricky devil and each type and individual is unique. Just continue going for your follow up visits and scans, that's the best way to make sure everything is copacetic.

      almost 5 years ago

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