MaidenUSA'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 5 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage IIIC

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    • MaidenUSA
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My mother and sister had ovarian cancer and did not survive so it's always been in the back of my mind. Still, it was a shock to hear. My CA-125 lab results were in the low 7000's. It has since dropped to 49 (after my 5th round of chemo) although there was just a 4 point difference between my 4th and 5th.

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    • MaidenUSA
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    to accept treatment or let it run it's course

    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • MaidenUSA
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was scheduled for 6 rounds of chemo at three week intervals with surgery at the halfway point. After the 6th round my Dr. suggested 3 more.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • MaidenUSA
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    Without marijuana I would have no appetite and could possibly be very depressed but living in California I am able to purchase it legally although the cost is high. I wish it could be made available to everyone who feels it could help them. (I have been smoking pot regularly for 37 years)

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    • MaidenUSA
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    Removal of fluid from abdomen (paracentesis)

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • MaidenUSA
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    Hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • MaidenUSA
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am currently between my 6th and 7th round of chemo.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • MaidenUSA
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 4 years ago
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    I am having the brca test done in a few days. And finished my 9th and last chemo on wed. last week.

    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • MaidenUSA
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    cancer is back only 4 months after ending 9 rounds of chemo.

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    • MaidenUSA
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    over 3 years ago
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    Other

    Oh No

    brca test came back positive. Now my daughter is being tested..

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