dmcook1990's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 4 years ago, Female, Age: 26, Stage IC

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    • dmcook1990
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    3/18/2013 Laparotomy to Remove 17cm/7in malignant Dysgerminoma (rare germ cell) tumor on left ovary. The left ovary and tube was removed, lymph nodes removed and areas biopsied. Cancer was only in tumor and also found in abdominal wash.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • dmcook1990
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    over 3 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

    I have a nurse daily in my home to help with wound care from an infection after my surgery. I have had this home care for over 10 weeks. Chemo has slowed my recovery to almost none.

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    • dmcook1990
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo feels like being poisoned slowly. Sometimes I wonder if my doctor is trying to kill me! However, I try to keep thinking about all of the things I want to do when chemo is over and the cancer is gone. :)

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • dmcook1990
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    over 3 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    The side effects I have experienced are nausea, changes in urination, neutropenia, hair loss, fatigue, infections of surgical wound, ringing in the ears, numbness of hands and feet, taste changes, esophageal ulcers/heartburn, diarrhea and I'm sure there is more!

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