WhoNext wrote:Hello CC Members,
IShe's had 3 infections (which she has overcome), and 2 fistulas (which she is still fighting).
The doctor says it is still Stage III. Really???? Is that possible?
Yes it is VERY possible happened to me!
I have since found that Rectal CA and Ovarian can look the same and in fact I have a CA125 reading, which is the tumor marker for Ovarian, AND a CEA, marker for ColoRectal. AND I was given Taxol Chemo which is used to treat Ovarian in the beginning AND I had fistula's. My Tumor broke the Rectal Wall and went into the Pertitium area which is near the Ovaries. But just because my tumor broke a wall DOES NOT make it stage IV it has to actually be in the organ and my cancer never invaded another organ. I was diagnosied stage III.
So when my resection was done I also had a Radical Hysterectomy and I have a SLEW of doctors at the time, I had a ColoRectal Surgeon AND a Gynecological Oncology Surgeon and a Urologist and a regular Oncologist, O yes getting everyone on the same page took lots of coordination!
I invite you to my webpage and to read my whole journey and I bet it will read like your friends. http://www.runlizrun.com
and look for My Cancer Journey.
Any other questions please let me know.