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    Would you recommend the surgery? My surgeon says not sure worthwhile as cannot get it all and will only add few months. Says my current health means recovery time longer? So confused on whether to have them remove tumors or not. T

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      I had a Gynecologic Oncolagist Surgeon do my surgery.... He removed all the cancer he could see....told me I had about six months.... Then I told him I wanted to fight....He smiled and said "You want to fight Carol, we'll fight. When he looked at the results of the PET CT Scan..... It revealed he had removed all the cancer. He told me we would do the six months of strong chemo 3 infusions a month .... When that was completed he asked me to do 12 more months of just one infusion a month. I did that.. This took place from Feb. 06 through august 86...then completed the 12 months in Sept 07...Someone lost count and they gave me one more month.... I HAVE BEEN CANCER FREE THROUGH TODAY!!!!! we have eight children, 20 grandchildren, and in August will have our t0th great granddaughter...... I was 62 at diagnosis, and next Friday I'll celebrate my 76th Birthday.. My surgeon wanted me to do the chemo...to kill any small cell that might be waiting to do me in. Would I do it again....Heck YES.... Now I have to wrap the darling pink dresses I bought for a baby shower next month. We had a gender reveal party last week..... It's a girl!!!!!!! Don't give up without a fight is my thought.

      about 3 hours ago
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    Hi Carol. You had asked about my results... I met with my doctor today and my CT scan was clear. CA 125 is 20. Officially in remission

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    Welcome to our WhatNext Family!! I just wanted to let you know that Stage IV OC can be beat. I was 62 when diagnosed with Stage IV OC. I was referred to a Gynecologic Oncoligist Surgeon. He did the surgery removing a 39 pound tumor, my ovaries and scraped all the cancer he could see from my intestines, urethrea, and fat pads. We started 18 months of strong chemo. My worst problem was exhaustion.... He prescribed medication that reduced nausia, but couldn't stop most food from tasting like eating a sponge. I lived on french toast and canned chicken noodle soup for month.. There were other side effects... My finger nail hurt but didn't fall off.... I lost feeling in my feet but keep them warm..... I remember when he said State IV right after surgery, My mind went to our 8 children...grandchildren....... I told God how scared I was, my fear left, and I was at peace. I then asked God to please take my hand and lead me to where He wanted me to be. Thus, here I am 12 years later hoping to show you that you can do it. Oh and now I have Great Grandchildren as well... number 10 is due this summer. You can do this ... I'll Say a prayer for you

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    Welcome to our WhatNext Family!! I just wanted to let you know that Stage IV OC can be beat. I was 62 when diagnosed with Stage IV OC. I was referred to a Gynecologic Oncoligist Surgeon. He did the surgery removing a 39 pound tumor, my ovaries and scraped all the cancer he could see from my intestines, urethrea, and fat pads. We started 18 months of strong chemo. My worst problem was exhaustion.... He prescribed medication that reduced nausia, but couldn't stop most food from tasting like eating a sponge. I lived on french toast and canned chicken noodle soup for month.. There were other side effects... My finger nail hurt but didn't fall off.... I lost feeling in my feet but keep them warm..... I remember when he said State IV right after surgery, My mind went to our 8 children...grandchildren....... I told God how scared I was, my fear left, and I was at peace. I then asked God to please take my hand and lead me to where He wanted me to be. Thus, here I am 12 years later hoping to show you that you can do it. Oh and now I have Great Grandchildren as well... number 10 is due this summer. You can do this ... I'll Say a prayer for you.

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      Was told cannot be cured but is treatable. Surgeon advised because of health conditions right now and fact cannot remove all of tumors not a benefit to do surgery. Appreciate prayers. Since I had a severe allergic reaction(sensitivity as they call it) to one of chemo drugs on my 5th treatment, I am currently on a chemo , lb work and blood shot break. Nothing to do at this point but monitor the markers. Surgeon said the surgery rehab would be twice as long and no guarantee would ever get back to quality of life I have right now. Cannot seem to get a direct answer on tumors other than in ovaries and pelvic area. Great to hear you were able to beat it for 12 years. Not sure what I am looking at because they do not even discuss a general estimated time. I do know my markers were at 1700 and now are at 115.6. I take it a day at a time and I think my faith had helped me from day one on accepting it. Hope you continue to beat it and God Bless you and all the others that fight cancer everyday and their families.y prayers each day include acquaintances so alll here are added automatically to them and God will know all. Have a great year.

      about 1 month ago
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