May 16, 2011 - 1:47 pm
I am looking to communicate with anyone who has been recently been diagnosed with Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC). I am a 6 year breast cancer survivor, (2005) but was diagnosed with PPC in November 2009. PPC was determined not to be metastatic breast cancer. After undergoing major abdominal debulking surgery and 6 months of intravenous (IV) and intraperitoneal (IP) chemo therapy, I enjoyed 8 months in remission. I had a recurrence in February 2011 and am currently being treated with weekly chemo cycles of Carboplatin/ Taxol week 1 and Taxol weeks 2 & 3. A recent CT scan indicated "improvement" in tumor sizes. I am just starting cycle 4 of 6. My oncologist describes the cancer as "ovarian" because the RX and cell structures are similar. Although I had never heard of this cancer before, I am hearing of more and more diagnosises. I believe that we need to raise the awareness if this aggressive and rare cancer.
My saving grace has been my faith and my reliance on God's faithfulness and provision through out this battle. I would welcome any positive communication with other women who may share this diagnosis and my love of Jesus Christ.
I claim everyday as a gift.
Post dates seem to be ascue??? December 31, 1969? this is actually being written May 16th, 2011.