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Whats the first word that comes to mind?

  • By Amanda1960 · New reply 10:14 pm
  • Discussion in Just for fun · 19228 replies
  • This is a favorite game of mine. Its a simple association game. Didn't know how it would do here but the rules are only to think of the first word that comes to mind when reading the previous word. OK ...

Checking In

  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply 10:13 pm
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • 4/17: I tried just now to stand up and walk to the lamp so that I could turn it off. I got dizzy and started seeing flashing lights in front of my eyes. It’s like in Speed Racer! Now I’m laying back down ...

How do you stay in remission?

  • By Leighab · New reply 10:08 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 13 replies
  • Hi, my mum is currently going through her first recurrence . She's just had cycle 1 of 6 of carbo/taxol . She had a year on avastin and then 2 months of it ending her ca125 had risen to 440. I was just ...

Lindyjean's HIPEC Procedure

  • By lindyjean · New reply 9:31 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 4 replies
  • As promised, here is an update on my wife's (aka Lindyjean) HIPEC procedure. The procedure was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) on April 7 by Dr. David Bartlett and Dr ...


  • By whispers12 · New reply 9:24 pm
  • Discussion in Financial and insurance issues · 6 replies
  • Any of you get approved for three years of disability for cancer. Say your rem I ssion lasts beyond that. Any of you get reviewed ...


  • By blonday · New reply 8:21 pm
  • Discussion in Just for fun · 1 reply
  • I hope everyone is having a nice Easter, with family or good friends. Relax, enjoy and eat that great food and yummy desserts. Love Blondy ...

advanced serous borderline to low grade micropapillary carcinoma

  • By blonday · New reply 7:57 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 7 replies
  • I had surgery feb. 5th salpingo-oopharectomy I was diagnosed as it reads right off the pathology report And doctor noted that it is 3rd stage c and that I am at the time under observation . it reads like ...

Miracles Can Happen

  • By tealitsgone · New reply 7:57 pm
  • Discussion in Survivor stories · 4 replies
  • Let's remember on this Easter Sunday that miracles happens. It is so important we open ourselves up to the real possibility that miracles happen, and they can happen to us. We are fighters, believers ...

Neutropenia and neupogen

  • By Ovation22 · New reply 7:51 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 8 replies
  • I started taxol/carboplatin chemo 10 weeks ago but have been delayed 5 times due to low neutrophils. Has anyone been prescribed neupogen and are you available to discuss? Kindly advise and thank you ...

Social Security approved!

  • By tgraycoleman · New reply 6:04 pm
  • Discussion in Financial and insurance issues · 12 replies
  • Hello everyone: Just wanted to let everyone know i completed my application last week for SS disability. and exactly one week later I was approved! Ovarian Cancer is on the compassionate allowance list ...


  • By theterrier · New reply 3:49 pm
  • Discussion in Side effects of treatment · 23 replies
  • I understand that glutamine is helpful with neuropathy. I also read somewhere that it is a powder. What should I look for at the drugstore and how should I take it ...

I don't think I'll have any Easter Eggs this year!

  • By Petra1959 · New reply 3:43 pm
  • Discussion in Just for fun · 13 replies
  • Egg remind me of ovaries, and ovaries remind me know ...

The end of a journey

  • By angusde · New reply 2:36 pm
  • Journal · 24 replies
  • All, Catherine passed away this morning, in the Hospice, peacefully, in her sleep with myself and her daughters at her side. After the "mini stroke" on Sat night, she was a bit better Sunday and ok till ...

This is so hard

  • By jand503 · New reply 12:58 pm
  • Discussion in Caregivers and family members · 26 replies
  • My sister is 45 year olds she was diagnosed 4 years ago with Stage 2 Ovarian Cancer had a large tumor that ruptured before surgery. She had a total hysterectomy and went through her chemo, fought plalets ...

Scared daughter...

  • By vocalangel16 · New reply 10:14 am
  • Discussion in Caregivers and family members · 3 replies
  • Hey there...I'm new on here. My biological mother was diagnosed two years ago with low-grade cerous carcinoma ovarian cancer. She's had virtually clear scans since surgery and chemo...minus some nodules ...

I did it again

  • By hinsopa · New reply 10:04 am
  • Discussion in Good news · 1 reply
  • Http:// New blog post! Come on over and sign up for updates! Happy Easter to you all, Patsy ...

Hairy Cell Leukemia

  • By ddetlor · New reply 12:28 am
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 2 replies
  • I am 43 and just finished my infusion of Chemo last March 2014. I had a lot of symptoms that are now gone and my counts are all on the way up! Any other female have this type of cancer ...

2014 AACR SSP (Scientist<->Survivor Program)

  • By AnnieE1131 · New reply yesterday at 11:47 pm
  • Discussion in Research · 9 replies
  • I just returned from participating in AACR's (American Association of Cancer Researchers) SSP (Scientist<->Survivor Program). It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it for anyone interested ...

Force Feeding

  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply yesterday at 11:11 pm
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • Today is Chemo 5 Day 1 My WBCs were still low, but higher than they were last week. My RBCs were almost normal. I did have some random bruising. I'm still having some electrolyte imbalance issues which ...

Ten Years of Survival!

  • By BarbF · New reply yesterday at 10:36 pm
  • Discussion in Survivor stories · 94 replies
  • Dear Ladies, This week marks my tenth year anniversary of fighting ovarian cancer stage IV. Just so thankful to the Lord that I am still here. In the past ten years, I have attended weddings, graduations ...

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