Just diagnosed with peritoneal cancer. Got the news by phone the Friday before Christmas. Saw a consultant oncologist for first time last Wednesday chemo was supposed to happen next day it got cancelled at last minute, didn't happen next day. Now supposed to happen this Wednesday but not confirmed, have booked blood test again for tomorrow but don't have blood form. Tried to sort this all out Friday and my specialist nurse was supposed to get back to me but didn't. So frustrating.
All this was diagnosed by accident after an ultra scan for a problem with my gallbladder which resolved itself. That scan found a fatty lump on my kidney which is ok but that then found the diffused nodules on my ovaries and omentum. I had a hysterectomy when I was forty but they left ovaries behind. I'm 66 now.
I was just getting over my mum's death 18 months ago of vulva cancer which came on very suddenly, she'd been treated for 8 months with cystitis! She was very fit & healthy till this. It took her in 6 months in a very distressing way. My mum also had a hysterectomy at 50 & they also left her ovaries behind. I'm also now having the genetic testing for a faulty gene as I have two daughters who both have polycystic ovaries. My mum also lost her sister 12 years ago to breast cancer that wasn't treatable. So my cancer has been found by accident. I'm still trying to take it all in. Headless chicken mode still