Apr 24, 2010 - 3:42 pm
I was dx. stage IIIc in May 1987 when I was 41 years old. I had surgery, 6 months of first line treatment - Cisplatin, Cytoxan and Adriamycin. In December 1987 I had second look surgery which was common procedure. Many biopsies were taken and an IP port was put in. My gyn/onc could not see any disease but a few days later I found out I still had microscopic disease. I then received 6 months of IP Cisplatin ending in May 1988. I then went on oral Hexalen for 6 months to try and prevent a recurrence. That eneded in December 1988. I had a recurrence in March 1993. I received 12 treatments of Carboplatin ending in March 1994. I've been fine since then. I am now 64. Our boys were 9 and 14 when I was diagnosed. They are now 32 and 37 years old. My mission is to give hope to those going through what I have experienced.