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    today is chemo dose number 5........only one more to go..............

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    IF ANYONE HAS BEEN RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH GESTATIONAL TROPHOBLASTIC CANCER, I WOULD LOVE TO SPEAK ITH THEM. THERE OUR NOT MANY OF US OUT THERE...IT IS A VERY RARE CANCER, AND I THINK ANY PERSON YOU CAN TALK TO WHEN YOU'RE DIAGNOSED CAN HELP

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): MY CHEMO REGIMEN IS PRETTY POTENT.. I DO CISPLATIN AND ETOPOSIDE ON WEEK 1 AND ON WEEK 2, I NEED TO BE PUT IN THE HOSPITAL OVERNNITE FOR ETOPOSIDE, DACTINOMYCIN AND A 12 HOUR IV INFUSION OF METHOTREXATE. I HAVE COMPLETED 4 WEEKS (2 CYCLES) HEN MY WHITE COUNT BOTTOMED OUT. AND I ENDED UP IN THE LOCAL HOSPITAL FOR A FEVER. I NO GET NEUPOGEN SHOTS TO INCREASE MY WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT. I HAVE TWO MORE CHEMO TREATMENTS TO GO. I JUST HOPE MY BLOOD WORK HOLDS OUT UNTIL IM FINISHED

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): AT 44 YEARS OLD, I HAD TO GET A TUMOR TAKING OUT OF MY LUNG THAT WAS SECRETING PREGNANCY HORMONE. i HAD A CHEST TUBE AND ENDED WITH 3 SCARS ON MY LEFT SIDE OF MY CHEST. RECOVERY WAS A FEW WEEKS, BUT IT DIDN;T GO BAD.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY GYNOCOLOGIST IN LATE JANUARY AND HE SAID, "AREN'T YOU USING BIRTH CONTROL..DIDN'T I TIE YOUR TUBES 5 YEARS AGO WHEN YOU DAUGHTER WAS BORN....YOU NEED TO COME IN TODAY BECAUSE YOUR PREGNANCY TEST CAME BACK POSITIVE. I HAD AN EMERGENCY D&C AND A DAY LATER MY HCG LEVEL WAS STILL RISING. HE IMMEDIATELY SENT ME TO SLOAN KETTERING CANCER HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK WHERE I FOUND OUT I HAD "GESTATIONAL TROPHOBLASTIC NEOPLASM"...A CELL FROM CONCEPTION OF MY DAUGHTER FLICKED OFF THE FETUS AND CIRCULATED IN MY BODY FOR 5 YEARS UNTIL IT DECIDED TO TURN ON AND BECOME AN INCH TUMOR IN MY LUNG.