My name is Rae and I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer/uterine cancer in October of this year (They aren't quite sure which one it is). I was not given a stage however I was told that they think it was "Pretty advanced". It was stumbled upon while I was undergoing surgery for what was suppose to be only fibroid tumors. They claim they got all the tumor however they wanted me to go through chemo and radiation. I was very reluctant to do either, however after praying I mustered the courage to go do the chemo and planned to do radiation after. I was given an hour of pre-medication then they began to administer the drug taxol.
I received only 10cc of the medication before I had a severe allergic reaction.( I was told it was one of the worst they'd seen. My doctor suggested giving me more pre- meds followed by these same drugs. The reaction I had was so severe and scary that I could not agree. Initially they tried to tell me that my reaction was common however I knew that it was not. Finally they conceded and told me the truth. I am so scared to do anything now. I've read that adneocarcinoma (the kind of cancer I have) is highly resistant to any kind of chemo. I'm confused, scared and really need someone who can understand what I'm going through to talk to. Have you heard of survivor who haven't taken any treatment other that surgery. Please help if you can.
Thanks and God Bless you.