cchandler'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: 31, Stage IIIC

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    • cchandler
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    Extremely Rare

    Oh No

    I went in at 16 and they gave me a 99% chance it was NOT cancer.. and when it was.. it was 3 types in 1 tumor and they weren't sure I was old enough to receive some of the treatments that were necessary.

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    • cchandler
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    It is hard to answer the above questions because they were not sure what they would find when operating. All they knew was it was a large mass. During surgery they found a tumor the size of a FULLY INFLATED soccer ball.. with 3 different types of cancer within it.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • cchandler
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I hate 3 chemo drugs: Bleomycin (which was the strongest and had to be given through a syringe over 1.5 hours because if received to fast my lungs would collapse in less then 3 seconds) , Etoposide and Cisplatin. My chemo was very strong and long. 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.. 5 days on, 10 days off for 6 months... my last 2 treatments i was not able to receive the Bleomycin because i have had my lifetime limit. I am unable to receive that drug again in my lifetime. I also a had a lot of other things for nausea and sleep. This medication caused me to have a seizure at one point.. Very Scary!

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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