This forum is for questions and support regarding ovarian cancer issues, such as: Biopsy, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials, Genetics, Hysterectomy, Immunotherapy, Ovarian Cancer Types, Radiation Therapy, Risk Factors, Screening, Staging, Surgery.
My sister was diagnosed with a serous borderline tumor, her ovaries and uterus are being removed now. Will there be any recurrence of this again in any other part of the body? What all the other tests she has to keep track on other than CA 125 test? Is there any precautions that she could take to avoid recurrence or any harmful effect for her? Does she need to undergo radiation or chemotherapy? We are still waiting for the biopsy result.
borderline ovarian tumors are treated by surgery only. Radiation or chemotherapy is not appropriate and not effective. This is because borderline ovarian tumors are very slow growing. Radiation and chemotherapy only works on fast growing cancers.
In general most women have borderline tumors confined to the ovary and are cured with surgery. The risk of recurrence will depend on stage
CA 125 is the very best screening test for recurrence.
once a woman has had a full removal of uterus and both tubes and ovaries, there are no other interventions needed ot prevent recurrence
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.