Oncologist confused by pathology

Please feel free to read, share your thoughts, your stories and connect with others!
Posts: 362
Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:28 am
Facebook Username: aqx99
Location: Pfafftown, NC

Oncologist confused by pathology

Postby Aqx99 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:19 pm

I saw my oncologist today to arrange my chemotherapy. She had the results from the pathology on my ovaries, finally, but was confused by it. The result was that there were some sort of calcifications on my ovaries and on one spot removed from my peritoneum. They have no idea what caused it, because she said she has never seen it with rectal cancer. She is going to present my case to the tumor board to get their opinions. She said that sometimes they see these type of calcifications with ovarian cancer, but she wants a GYN oncologist to take a look. My hope is that the radiation just messed up my already messed up ovaries (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and created some really weird tissue.
Anne, 40
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
2/21/17 Diagnosis, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Diagnosed w/ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
11/27/17 CEA 2.6 ng/mL
12/5/17 CT showed NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9 ng/mL
1/11/18 CA 125 8.6 U/mL
1/23/18 Reversal

Posts: 408
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:38 am

Re: Oncologist confused by pathology

Postby Jacques » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:04 am

Aqx99 wrote:... The result was that there were some sort of calcifications on my ovaries ...

Ovarian calcifications
DX(2012): RC
Stage IIc,T4b N0 M0 L0 PN1 H0 D0 P0 I1
MSI: not tested
Chimiothérapie adjuvante : capécitabine + oxaliplatine
CEA < 1.0,
5 years NED,
End of 6-month follow-ups: 7/2017
Info links:
Create Your Signature
How to Select a Surgeon
List of Forum Features
Colorectal Cancer Stages (TNM)

Return to “Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: susie0915, Yahoo [Bot] and 38 guests