CSN Login
Members Online: 6

I am fighting Stromal Cell Ovarian Cancer

afighter
Posts: 5
Joined: Nov 2012

I have signed up for this site a long time ago and just realized I never posted - So... Here I am.. This is me.

I began my journey of ovarian cancer on 9/4 when I went into the emergency room with what was believed to kidney stones. They performed a cat scan and came back to say “good news no kidney stones” Bad new… “There is something that they see that I will want to follow up with my primary doctor”. The next day my doctor called to say “when can you come in”. I was home from work due to the ER visit and said what about today? He said good. I knew this was not good news, he never called me at home.

When I went in he said that he was concerned about the things they saw on the cat scan and wanted to have a biopsy scheduled. He gave me the number of a surgeon and 2 weeks later I was on the table. I woke after surgery to my sister crying and saying “You have ovarian cancer”. I looked at her and said, ok.. how do we kick it’s ass?

Since this I have had 4 surgical procedures including a full hysterectomy, removal of the omendum and scraping of the colon – and today, I completed my 6th and final round of carbol/taxol. After the surgery I was informed that I have Stromal Cell Ovarian Cancer, and that chemo has not been know to help with fighting this form of ovarian cancer. But, I also knew that it had worked in a few and if I didn’t do this, 10 yrs from now when I would be dying from this .. I would say “what if I had tried” and I did not want to regret any part of my life. And I know the chemo is working. My CA-125 began at 99 (due to the stromal cell – it is very slow growing and not aggressive – has been there at least 10 years) and in the last count my CA-125 is 13.

While the final chemo treatment went GREAT today, I also had some great news! I learned recently from a wonderful group of ladies something I did not know. Cancer is not only graded 1, 2, 3, and 4 they are also classified ABC. I learned that I am B! What does this mean:

Stage B is the next classification for Stages of ovarian cancer, and is harder to treat than Stage A. Again, the N and M number are 0, which means there is no cancer in the lymph nodes or in distant parts of the body. However, the T number of b means there is cancer present in both ovaries and visible cancer in the abdomen that is smaller than 2 centimeters.

It’s NOT in my lymph nodes!! So, the chemo is attacking the cancer where it can get it! YEA!


wholfmeister's picture
wholfmeister
Posts: 287
Joined: Dec 2012

Congrats on the good news! Keep up the fight!

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2015 © Cancer Survivors Network