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    Welcome to our WhatNext Family ! I'm glad you found us. Please feel free to ask questions as we're all in different from... diagnosis to Survivor.... I was diagnosed with Stage IV Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. They removed a 39 pound tumor my ovaries (I'd had a hysterectomy years earlier) and my Gynecologic Oncologist Surgeon scraped every bit of cancer he could see from my intestines.my urethra and fat pads.... When I heard Stage IV, I asked how long I had... his response "Six Months"... When I told him I wanted to fight... He replied.. "Then we'll fight"....We did Strong chemo - administered I/V and I/P... Day 1 I/V, days 2 and 8 I/P -Six 28 day cycles ... then we Did Strong I/V infusions once a month for a year.... I was diagnosed in late January 2006!... I've been cancer free since the surgery in late February 2006.. The chemo kept any stray cells from growing back. I've been cancer Free for ten years and 9 months. Ovarian Cancer can be beat.. May God bless you as He did me. I was so scared at DX I asked him to take my hand and lead me to where He wanted me to be. Here I am... chatting with you....

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    Welcome to WhatNext !!!! Glad you found us... I was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer in January 2006... In February my Gynecologic Oncologist Surgeon removed a 39 pound tumor, and my ovaries. Then he very carefully scraped all the cancer he could see from my intestines, my urethra an one 'fat pad'... When I woke up, he explained the surgery to me...and when I asked how long I had... his answer was "six months". I told him I wanted to fight and fight we did... I received I/V chemo and I/P (Intraperitoneal infusions of the strong chemo.) That meant I/V infusion on day one and I/P infusions on days two and eight... then wait till day 28.. and start over again the next day... Then we moved to one I/V infusion a month for 12 months... And here I am still cancer Free 10 years and 9 months later... That's my 'wordy' way of saying Ovarian Cancer can be beat!!!

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    I think I'll send you ((((((((BIG HUGS))))).. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!

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    Welcome to WhatNext! Your story gets me more and more angry... I had a similar encounter with my initial doctor... Severe pain... for years...finally go to back surgeon who orders MRI... BANG..... Suddenly referred to a "New" type of Specialist - back then...A Gynecologic Oncologist Surgeon.... It was January of 2006... It was the BEST THING THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ME. I was much older than you then 62. (Thank God I'm still much older than you 73)... This saint of a man... ordered a colonoscopy, one of many tests. He then did the surgery... He removed both my ovaries, and a 39 pound cancerous tumor, and scraped all the cancer he could see from my intestines, and my urethra. He then removed a 'fat pad' with cancer cells embedded... and flushed out all the liquid that had accumulated in my abdomen... He woke me and told me what he'd done... As he left, I was still groggy and I asked him how much time I had left. His answer "Six Months"! I told him I wanted to fight.. and we did. What he didn't know then, and a PET CT Scan showed later was he'd removed All the cancer.. I was cancer free... He'd received permission from my husband to implant a port under my skin on on of my ribs in order to give me intraperitoneal chemo fluid directly into my abdomen. I had six 28 day cycles consisting of day 1 - I/V and days 2 and 8 I/P infusions. After I completed that... a new trial treatment that had worked so well for patients with my problem showed that after completing the six cycles... those who when on to have strong chemo, once a month for 12 months... resulted in significant success at having no recurrences.... I've been cancer free since February 23, 2006... and remain cancer free. You're about to see a doctor that studied for years... just to help you with your specific problem... Now take a deep breath and exhale slowly... I know I was terrified at diagnosis... I told God how scared I was... My fear left me instantly... I asked Him to lead me to where He wanted me to be.... Here I am 10 years 9 months later... stell CANCER FREE! May God lead you and He still leads me.... Stage IV Ovarian Cancer, can be beat!!!!