• Recent diagnosis

    Asked by lynnosborne on Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Recent diagnosis

    I have just been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer after 7 months of pain and discomfort. I am keeping a positive outlook as I have a treatment plan in place and am scheduled to have my port placed in the next 7 days. However, my body is having what I am considering 'phantom pains' - Ive been hyper aware of my body these last 7 months and more so these last 4 days. I've received CT scans showing everything in my chest and all other organs in my abdomen are healthy and there is no sign of anything out of the ordinary or abnormal. Im curious if anyone experienced anything like this once being diagnosed?

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    • kalindria's Avatar

      I worry too. I think it's completely normal. Cancer feels like your body is out of control and that's scary. You wonder what else if going on. Like you, it took me five months to get diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Once I started treatment, I had some significant pain from my tumor but after a few months, the pain subsided and I felt much better. Then I had surgery to remove the tumor and felt a LOT better.

      Bottom line: it's normal to be worried. It's OK. If your anxiety is significant, your doctor can probably prescribe some anti-depressants which will help. Time will also help. Hang in there!

      over 2 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I can't help you with what you're experiencing, but I wanted to wish you the best with your treatments and we hope everything goes a smoothly as it can.

      over 2 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar

      My diagnosis made me hyper vigilant-stressed anxious-I was told my treatment could cause new cancers and other problems. I spent lots of time analyzing every ache and pain, the old aches and pains-were they worse or the same. Was this a normal new pain from the treatment?

      over 2 years ago

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