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    Hi deidre0996, welcome to WhatNext. I came to this site five years ago when diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer. I needed to connect with other survivors and learn more about the journey ahead. I have benefitted not only from shared and printed information about this disease but also from the great support fellow survivors and caregivers gave to me throughout my treatments and continue to give today. I have learned that no one is stamped with an expiration date, to take things one day at a time, and that people can and do surprise. These past five years have also produced hopeful inroads in research to fight this disease . Now, more than ever before women are surviving longer and ,in many cases, able to continue living their lives.As a friend/ family member, your support means everything to a survivor. My husband was and continues to be my rock. Please look the site over and ask the community any questions you may have. I also encourage your family/ friend to connect with other ovarian cancer survivors, through a local support group or online . No one knows what a survivor goes through except another survivor and although everyone is different, there are many similarities .wishing you both better days ahead and here to talk with either of you anytime.

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    Hi Andert, welcome to the site and thank you for sharing your experiences. I wish no one had to hear those words, “ you have cancer.” I came to WhatNext in 2013 after being diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer at the age of 66. It is a rough journey but the treatments are DOABLE. I learned to take things one day at a time. The fatigue was my greatest side effect during treatment, so be kind to yourself and rest as needed. Everyone responds differently to their treatments bit there are also similarities and it does really help to talk and interact with other survivors. Check out the on site videos, there is a video there by kalindria, she is soon to be a five year survivor of stage IV ovarian cancer. Our pin board is a great place for uplifting posts and smiles, we can always use a dose of humor now and then. Reach out with any questions, and talk to individuals on their walls. The caregivers and survivors on WhatNext are all here to help themselves and each other because we are all stronger together. Be happy to talk with you further anytime.

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    Hi LRHPeace, welcome to the WhatNext site. I came to the site in 2013 after being diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer at the age of 66. I found a site full of information and support. Every survivor needs support from family and friends. Additionally I believe , it is important to connect with other survivors too. All of our journeys are a bit different bit there are many similarities also, and no one knows what another survivor goes through except another survivor. I do not know wher your family / friend is on their journey. If it is ear,y dsys, it is very important to have a gynochologist onchologist head up their medical care and I know you have some in Phoenix. For added support there are several organizations in your area ,the NOCC ( National Ovarian Cancer Coalition ) and Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona. I have personally attended a workshop the NOCC gave. They are a great group, looking to spread awareness and support of this terrible disease. Please know that our caregivers, friends and family mean everything to a survivor. Sometimes , all that is needed is a caring word and a listening ear. Please look our site over and ask any questions you may have. You can also talk to WhatNexters on their walls. Wishing you and yours better days ahead.