• ovarian cancer

    Asked by itsjustme92867 on Saturday, March 30, 2013

    ovarian cancer

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I am an oncology nurse that specializes in Gyne Cancers. If you have any questions I am always around. If you are looking to connect with another ovarian cancer patient, may I recommend you connect with Carol-Charlie here on the site. She is a wealth of information when it comes to Ovarian Cancer. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      Hello and Welcome to WhatNext! I'm glad you found us. We're a 'family' of cancer patients, survivors, spouces of, parents of, friends of ... guess I could have said family of... people all of who have been affected by the words.."you have cancer". I don't know if other did this, but I always feared one cancer "Ovarian" When I watched and heard about this particular cancer... I would go numb thinking... boy kid with your back problems, tummy problems... you'd be toast with that one.

      I know you've figured out, that by the time my doctors found it... (having had a complete physical every year.... I had stage IV Ovarian cancer. I was 62... I am about to 'HIT' 70 (Praise God) in May... AND I'm Cancer Free!!! It took almost two years for us all (family and doctors) to take a deep sigh and say.... BY GEORGE I THINK WE'VE DONE IT!!!! Treatments have improved in these last 7 years.

      Here we'll give you our hand and lead you. Give you ((((itjustme)))) hugs... and pray for you, laugh with you, cry with you... But Here, we'll NEVER give up on you... And as we walk this road together.. We have Carm our resident Oncology Nurse, and Greg, our three time winner, Dave a positive influence on all... and so many many others...Come in settle in read others stories and ask questions. Fill in your profile information to let us know just what you are fighting. We're here and again... So glad you found us.

      over 3 years ago
    • Seinfeldfan's Avatar

      Carol-Charlie - God Bless you! I, too, had a fear of ovarian cancer and when I was diagnosed Stage IIIC in January 2012, I thought sure that it was a death sentence. But through God, my doctors and my will to fight, it will be one year at the end of April that I will be cancer free. This is certainly a dreadful disease, but women should be aware that there is hope and that we should never, ever give up!

      over 3 years ago
    • nmill11's Avatar

      Thanks to all of you for being here and giving great support. I know that I am Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer, but, I was confused when I started my profile. I entered Stage IIIC and didn't really know what to put down. What should I have entered? How do I find out, (other than asking) what is the latest prognosis of survival rate?
      I live alone and during my "UP" days I can do pretty much everything for myself. I have met with the Visiting Nurse, the Occupational Nurse, the Hospice Care person (I am not in an advanced stage) and do not qualify for her service. I have also met with the Social Worker, who has been a great help. I should be receiving assistance from a housekeeper (wash the floors and general cleaning) and I will be getting help from another source, but, I do not remember who. It gets hard to ask for help. Is this a normal stage? I am getting forgetful. I find I am making repeated calls to the same person on the same day. Is this expected as normal?

      Thank for your help.

      over 3 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      I too have experienced Ovarian Cancer. Was stage IV at diagnosis. Last year at this time I was mid chemo treatment. Now, full of energy and back to being and feeling productive. Here for you if you need an ear, a shoulder, or a hip hip hurrah!

      over 3 years ago
    • Kathy's Avatar

      Welcome!! I also feared this type of cancer. I've often heard it referred to as the silent killer. I was first diagnosed in 2009 with stage 1c ovarian cancer. Went thru chemo and thought all would be fine. It came back in August 2012 - did the chemo and for now all is good. I've heard of many having advanced stages and are cancer free for many years. I really feel this ovarian cancer is really tricky with a total mind of its own. I'm trying to be optimistic that this will at least stay away for 3 years like it did before or maybe never come back. Take care and be in touch.

      over 3 years ago

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