Two and a half years ago I was diagnosed with ovarian clear cell carcinoma Stage 1a.This was a very early diagnosis and just in one ovary. I had surgery to remove my ovaries. After this I opted for three-monthly monitoring instead of hysterectomy or chemotherapy. Since then my CA125 blood levels have been normal and the monitoring has shown all is normal.
Am I right in understanding that now I have passed the two-year landmark the chances of recurrence are much lower? I am half-way now to the five-year target. Is there any new research about clear cell carcinoma at stage 1 that I should know about? I understood at the time that clear cell carcinoma is a particularly aggressive type at later stages but probably not if caught at the earliest stage.