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    Side Effects (Diarrhea): The side effects of radiation were much worse than I thought it would be. I was so sick that for 8 weeks I could not go to church or do much of anything else. I am thankful that my son was living with me at the time and he took care of all household duties including cooking, laundry, etc.

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    Celebration (Remission): I have been in remission for 9 years now. I only have to see my gyn/onc once a year. I am very thankful for that.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): The side effects were much worse than I thought they would be.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I had 6 rounds of Taxol and Carboplatin. After three rounds we stopped for 3 weeks. Then I had 6 weeks of radiation therapy, 5 days a week. Then we had to wait for 5 weeks before we could start chemo again because I got an infection. Then I had 3 rounds of chemo

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): I have had two surgeries since being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): My original diagnosis was June, 2008. I had surgery to remove fallopian tubes and ovaries and the tumor which measured 16 cm. Six months later it returned with three smaller tumors. This time I had surgery, 6 eounds of chemo, and radiation therapy.