Maria1481's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Survivor: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 14 years ago, Female, Age: 36

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    • Maria1481
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 5 years ago
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    Abdominal hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    At first the doctors thought I had just one tumor in one of my ovaries but when the surgery went on they discovered that each ovary had a tumor. They had to remove both ovaries, but I kept my uterus. The scar was reali painful because they had to take samples of tissues and organs thank God the tumor had not spread throug my body. The tumors found in my ovaries were malignant.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    With the chemotherapy I lost a lot of weight, my hair, my stomach was very sensitive. I had to change my diet eliminating fats, flours, sugar, acid, and basically I throw up everything I ate after the chemo session was over. I had shivers and dark marks appeared on my skin, they are still with me.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    I still have dark marks in my sking, no matter how many creams or dermatological treatments I use they are still with me. I've learn to live with them. My thyroid gland was affected by the treatment so now I have to take medicine. Also, I have to take medicine to control my hormones.

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    over 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    In 2004 I went back to the University and I have to say it was good to feel and look "normal" again. My last session of chemotherapy was on november. Everything was good with my body.

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    over 5 years ago
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    Fertility

    Loss

    Evn though my ovaries were removed I still have a chance to be a mother since I kept my uterus.

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