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Archives for December 2016
Neoadjuvant chemo effectiveness
My mom is diagnosed with ovarian 3c (we are still in shock coz she's supposed to be the healthiest & fittest in the family) is advised 3 chemo-surgery-chemo.Now she's done with first chemo & her stomach is still distended. Anyone with Neoadjuvant chemo had this experience? Did the tumour start shrinking from first chemo…
Low grade serous cancer
Hi Folks, My wife is 59 and has been diagnosed with recurrent metastatic low grade serous ovarian cancer. She had borderline ovarian cancer 38 years ago and ended up with congestive heart failure (cardiomyopthy) due to the chemo treatments in 1979. It is my understanding that this low grade cancer is very chemo resistant.…
Happy Holidays-- small update :)
I had my third appointment for my recurrence. My third round of Doxil is Friday. Just minor mouth sores, that's it. My CA-125 "ticked up" a bit. I "look" good according to the doctor. My pleural effusion is finally GONE (like completely gone), he could not find my largest tumor, and no more fluid near my liver (that he…
Hello! I am 34 years old. I am an ovarian cancer survivor of almost 12 years now (yay!). I was diagnosed at age 24 with stage 3c. I had a total hysterectomy and did chemo for a year. I am so happy to be cancer free and alive, but my health and mood struggle every day. I went in to menopause quickly and I have no hormones…
Ovarian Cancer & BRCA1 Positive Mutation
Hello everyone! I have read so many stories of you brave women who fight daily and still find the positive!! So here is a bit more positive to share! My Sister was Diagnosed with OV Cancer Stage 4 in July, she just had her last Chemo yesterday and is doing great!! She was tested for gene mutations and came back positive…
One More Doxil Question
I'm just curious... If you achieved NED on Doxil, how long was your NED? I have very few symptoms after starting Doxil and my pleural effusion has cleared up, and remained clear.
I just started Topotecan, 3 weeks on, one week off for recurrent ovca. Looking for anyone with experiance with this drug. Side effects, effectivness, ect... Thanks.