Donna Lessman

First post: Jun 12, 2016 Latest post: Jun 14, 2023
On May 27th, the results of a biopsy that Mom had done on some fluid in her abdomen came back as cancerous. At a later appointment she was diagnosed with ovarian and carcinomatosis cancers. With this type of cancer, it is very common to not be found until it's in late stages. Luckily, one of the last doctors Mom had seen in trying to figure out what all the pain and "heavy" feeling was in her abdomen, decided to do a CT scan, and that is how the fluid was found, which led her to the biopsy, which led to an early diagnosis of her cancer. 

On June 9th, Mom's doctor, Dr. Peter Argenta was able to do a full hysterectomy. There was much more cancer than they originally saw, and her organs had kind of fused together and also onto the greater omentum, so they removed all of that. Some of the tumors had weaved into her stomach muscle as well, so they had to cut into that too. We haven't been given a definite time/day that she will be released from the hospital. She has a few "milestones" to hit before it's safe for her to leave the hospital. Once she is discharged, they will schedule her first of 6 chemo treatments. Her prognosis overall is good. We're all just taking everything day by day.

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