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    mrshonda.... I was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer when I was 62. I had surgery and my Gynecologic Oncologist Surgeon removed a 39 lb. tumor, my ovaries and all the cancer he could see was scraped off my intestines, my urethra, and fat pads. I was 'upgraded' to Stage IIIC... Before starting Chemo, he ordered a PET CT Scan.. It revealed I was cancer free. lI received Chemo by I/V and I/P infusions for six 28 day cycles. Day one I/V infusion, Days 2 and 8 were I/P (intraperitoneal). Then after a month....I was given 12 months of once a month of I/V infusions of the same strong chemo....I just want to show you this diagnosis is not a death sentence... I've just celebrated my 74th birthday and I remain cancer free.... I've attended marriages of my children (and grandchildren)... held five GREAT GRANDCHILDREN when they were born.... God is Good and may He bless you with complete healing also...

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      Thank you. I'm just received my 4th chemo treatment yesterday. Feeling shaken and jittery all day. Sometimes lasts for two days. Been having reaction to the taxol. I swill do 9 chemo treatments, then complete hysterectomy then another 9 weeks of chemo. Hair starting to fall out. Ughhhh....going to be traumatic for me...

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      I bought a wig prior to starting chemo. I know the hair loss was traumatic for me also. I looked on line, and Paula Young Wigs are great. I've had hair stylist complement my hair... and have trouble believing it's a wig. They have some excellent sales... I bought several for $39.00 and a few for $29.00.. all short... all the same color and could change my hair style, when ever I felt like a change. Learned how to apply makeup in a seminar given by my oncologist's clinic. I learned just a light brushing on my face of pale pink blush... had people tell me how healthy I looked... I'm here if you need suggestions... or anything.

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    I was 62 when diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. I was referred to a Gynecologic Oncologist Surgeon. Who after surgery to remove a 39 pound tumor, both ovaries, and scraping "all the cancer he could see" from my intestines and my urethra, he removed a "fat pad". I received six 28 day cycles of strong chemo. (Day 1 was an I/V infusion, and Days 2 and 8 were I/P infusions) I/V = Intraperitoneal infusions. Upon completing this...He told me of a new study that showed GREAT results for those who have the the I/V - I/P infusions. I then did 12 months of I/V infusions of a strong chemo..... I'm taking your hand and saying..... that regime started in February 2006 and completed in 2007... Here I am today, having welcomed more grandchildren and five Great grandchildren... I cried happy tears at the wedding of my son... I've danced at weddings of grandchildren. My greatest action.... Upon diagnosis I raised my hand to God and asked Him to take my hand and lead me to where He wanted me to be. Here I am telling you... this can be achieved!.... Diagnosed in January 2006... here and saying a prayer for you in June of 2017... May God bless you.

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    Hi andreacha.... Thanks for sharing your story... I'm also 74(the end of May). My brother once told me God didn't save my live (Stage IV ovarian cancer, DX January 06...) I remember shaking my finger in his face and asking him... " Who the heck do you think led me to just the right doctor? "... Your post made my heart sing....