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Calcified Tumor

I was wondering what it means when an ovarian tumor has calcified.  Does it make my prognosis better?
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I have just been informed by my doctor that my ovarian cancer (two tumors in my pelvis) has "encapsulated themselves in a hard calcified shell". In his opinion, he thinks this is good. He told me that it's the bodies way of "taking care of business", so to speak. I guess the body knows it's not supposed to be there, so it's put up a barrier around it, to prevent it from growing and spreading. I'm not sure what this means for my prognosis, however. I am currently doing chemo, and when I asked him how would we know if what's inside of the shell is alive or dead, he said they don't know. If my oncologist thinks this is a good thing, then I guess I'll go with it!
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Becky, have they suggested surgery to remove it.  I know on the JH board, one lady has been controlling her MPSC with surgeries.  It seems if its encapsulated it might make it easier to remove.  Anyway, take care.

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It makes sense to me! I've mentioned it before, but my doctor's don't know a whole lot about MPSC, and they are in the mindframe that surgery is jumping the gun, so to speak. I just don't know what they expect now though...if it's in a hard shell, it's not going to shrink. I may be switching over to anti-estrogen therapy soon, and getting off this clinical trial - we are going to talk about it at my next appointment. I'm also going to ask for a surgery consult - I can't see the harm in at least going to talk to someone about it, especially if I no longer continue with the trial.
I check the JH board often...not much out there on MPSC, that's for sure!
Take care,
Becky
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