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    Stillsmiling20 asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Wrongful termination?

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      Stillsmiling20

      Thank you everyone. It appears that since I work on tribal land (sovereign nation) that the ADA doesn’t apply. I have great faith, so if this door is supposed to close, there is another door opening that I am just not aware of yet. I appreciate all of your suggestions and advice. And I thank God for the Affordable Care Act.

      7 months ago
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      Contact The Disability Rights of Washington. My brother is head of Disability Rights of Idaho and he says they are very active in Washington.

      7 months ago
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      That's a wonderful attitude, @Stillsmiling20. It isn't very easy always to realize it at the time, but I have always found, too, that when God closes one door, He opens another, better door for you. It's the time between the closing of one and the opening of the next that can be frustrating and scary sometimes. Best of luck!!

      7 months ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Laparoscopic hysterectomy): I’m going in today for staging surgery: robotic hysterectomy, removal of left ovary and Fallopian tube, sampling of omentum, visualization of lymph nodes... I’m confident the surgery will go well and scared of what pathology will reveal. I have pain in my right hip and am wondering what that means....

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    My staging surgery for GCT ovarian cancer is scheduled for March 14th. They are removing everything— cervix, uteris, ovary, Fallopian tube... I’m scared that I’ll feel different afterward— empty, hollow inside, a reject. I know this is stupid to think, but I’m having a hard time shaking my dread... also afraid of what they’ll find... lymph nodes with cancer, pre-tumor cancer cells... I don’t even know what the possibilities are...

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    Mitotic count

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      @Stillsmiling20,
      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and the mitotic rate determines the amount of cells dividing in a certain amount of cancer using a 10 high power field or 10 HPF. It determines how aggressive or the grade of the tumor. If I remember correctly, 10 is a high grade. Sometimes these numbers change but thisis how I remember it. Best of luck to you.

      8 months ago
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      ...I should clarify that 1-5 is low grade, and 5-10 is moderate, and anything above a 10 is high grade.

      8 months ago
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