Hi! 3 weeks ago my mom (50 years old) got diagnosed that she had ovarian tumor. But one think make me wonder is how the abdominal got swelled like 7 months pregnancy in only 7 days? Is it really because of the tumor or something else? 3 days ago, a doctor diagnose that the abdominal is full of water so need to suck out. But today when they try it, they can not do it because the abdominal is full with flesh, not water.
Certainly from here I doubt with the doctor ability to treat my mom. Please kindly advise me:
1. Is it true it is realy the tumor which swelled in only 7 days & make my mom looks like 7 months pregnant?
2. How to help her personally. I'm a holistik practitioner in Bali, healing using nature, food & supplemen.
3. What the doctor should do & what test should be take?
Ovarian cancer grows quickly and can progress from early (may not have or notice any symptoms when the cancer is in its early stages) to advanced stages within a year, spreading outside the ovaries to the diaphragm, bowels and layer that covers and pads organs in the abdomen.
In ovarian cancer, a woman's abdomen may become swollen from a build-up of fluid. Abdominal bloating, pressure and increase in abdominal size are the most common physical signs of ovarian cancer.
It's possible to develop huge built up of fluid in abdomen in such a short period of time.
What they found and named as flesh is probably metastatic cancer in abdomen.
This condition will be treated with combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy (depending of the stage of the cancer)
Thx for answering my question. The doctor diagnosed that the tumor size is 12x12 cm. It pressed the liver. If she got the surgery, will it have negative effect on her liver? Do you any alternative treatment beside surgery, chemotherapy & radiology?
Surgery won't have negative effect on her liver.
You can check for nutrition therapy as alternative one, because for ovarian cancer patients, optimal nutrition is essential.
Usually, supplementary drugs are beneficial for supporting the immune system and reducing toxic side effects of conventional ovarian cancer treatments.
Beta carotene, selenium, Vitamin C, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Vitamin E, are some nutritions recommended for daily usage.
Has she been checked for distant metastasis on her liver?
The therapy depends on stage of cancer.
If she has very advanced cancer, it may not be possible for a surgeon to remove it. She may also not be well enough for a big operation.
She is given chemotherapy (cancer pill) to shrink the cancer as much as possible and to slow it down.
Sometimes, radiotherapy is used to relieve symptoms, depending on where in the body the cancer has spread.