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Best treatment for pelvic cancer?

By March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
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In late July my mom was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer. She had six weeks of chemotherapy with a surgery to remove the tumors which included a fully hysterectomy and appendectomy. Now, (three months since her last scan which came back clear) the doctor found two masses of disease in her pelvic area, one spot on the left and the other on the right. It is inoperable and there's always the option of standard treatment but the rates for survival are the best. If she has the standard treatment, at best we are looking at 2 years for her to live. I'm curious to see what other suggestions are out there for alternative medicine or clinical trials. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice for us as we make a plan of attack?

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Hi grobards, Thank you for your post and I'm very sorry about your mom's diagnosis. She seems to be doing all she can in terms of surgery and treatments, so far. I did a preliminary search for you in terms of clinical trials but we need more specific information as the searches need to be quite specific. Most "pelvic cancer" searches show trials for cervical cancer which should not be the case with your mom is she had a full hysterectomy. You can start a search here: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ You will probably need to know more - ask your mom's doctor what you should be looking for in terms of second opinions and looking into trials. Are the masses found in certain tissues in the pelvic? Are they metastasizing quickly? To where? The more information you have, the quicker you can get help since time is limited. Please stay in touch with us and let us know when you have more information- SusanMarch 24, 2015 - 5:12am
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