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My mom has ovarian cancer. she has had alot of fluid in her lungs, and shortness of breath. Does this meen it has spread to her lungs?
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Is she receiving chemo and/or radiation at this time or recently?
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she will start in one week.
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chemo
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Sounds like she has advanced Ovarian CA.  Does she have abdomen swelling; is her belly round and big?  If so, the pressure from the swelling can put pressure on the diaphragm;lungs causing problems.  Or, unfortunately she might have mestasis to the lungs (spread to the lungs).  It is difficult to diagnose this cancer in the earlier stages.  Alot of women are in stage III or IV by the time they are diagnosed.  
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Yes she did have swelling. She is in the hospital right now she had a historectomy and they also had to take out some of her bowel. Does this meen it is at stage 4? Is stage 4 terminal? Thanks for your help.
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I don't know what stage she is; did she tell you?  It sounds to me like it is stage III or IV.  The physician should have discussed this with your mother.  Stage IV doesn't necessarily mean terminal but the prognosis is not good.  They will probably surgically remove the cancer and give rounds of chemo and hopefully she will respond well to this.  She is in for a rough road.  It is going to be a "wait and see" situation.  

It is good she has your support; she will need alots of it.  

Keep us posted.
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