Oncologist confused by pathology

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Aqx99
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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
T3N1bM0
Diagnosed at age 39
2/21/17 Diagnosis
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR with temp loop ileostomy, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 Started CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Diagnosed with precursor ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
1/18ish Reversal

Jacques
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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
http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/ovarynontumorcalcification.html
DX(2012): RC
Stage IIc,T4b N0 M0 L0 PN1 H0 D0 P0 I1
LAR
MSI: not tested
Chimio-radiothérapie
Chimiothérapie adjuvante : capécitabine + oxaliplatine
CEA < 1.0,
5 years NED,
End of 6-month follow-ups: 7/2017
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