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    My cancer center is staffed with highly competent and professional doctors and stafff. My oncologic OB/GYN is not only knowledgeable but, when I was first diagnosed w/cancer, he explained through pictures, which clearly indicated to me 1)where cancer was located, 2)what radiation therapy would involve, 3)the purpose and use of paxil and carboplatin(cheno. drugs),. Best of all for me was that he included my husband in the entire process froim beginning until now, b/cause I still go for 3-month check-ups and CT's/CA 125 blood test.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): My chemo. treatments were delayed b/cause of numerous infections post-op. Treatments were also delayed b/cause of a drop in my platelet count. I was being given paxil and carboplatin which I had adverse reactions to. It was after my 2nd treatment, that I began to notice hair loss. I attended a Look Good, Feel Better Workshop @ the local hospital which was the best thing I did for myself. I really liked the wig and accessories I purchased and the workshop helped my re-gain my self-confidence in my appearance, enabling to attend church and just go out publicly, eventhough I was stared at @ times.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): I had a complete hysterectomy in Dec. '10. I could not be intubated, which lenghtened the surgery. Nine days later, I went to have my staples removed. Three days after that, my incision had opened during the night. My husband took me to the ER and I was admitted. This is where I was for 6 days and finally discharged on Christmas Eve of 2010. To complicate matters even more, I developed 4 different infections, each being treated w/different anti-biotic b/cause none were working.. I was sent to a specialist who put me on heavy doses of an anti-biotic and had to keep checking in w/him bi-weekly until the incision was almost closed. All of this delayed my radiation therapy, which in turn, pushed back the date for starting chemo. treatments. I was unable to drive for 6 weeks, instead of the usual 2 weeks.

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