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Taxol or no taxol

  • By Bluehill · New reply 1:32 am
  • Discussion in Treatment · 4 replies
  • I had my last chemo for stage 3 ovarian cancer on 2/12, then CT on 3/27. The result is that I had cancer on my right pelvis lymph notes, so had my surgery on 4/8. My doctor suggested that I should have ...

This is so hard

  • By jand503 · New reply 1:31 am
  • Discussion in Caregivers and family members · 22 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 ...


  • By karengalen · Posted 1:13 am
  • Discussion in What, me worry? · 0 replies
  • I am very scared reacurring ovca 3c3 Monday I go for my regular ct but I am going up on the boards the meeting of the minds. I love every day and I'm blessed with I went through 3 surgeries and im on ...

Whats the first word that comes to mind?

  • By Amanda1960 · New reply 12:01 am
  • Discussion in Just for fun · 19201 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 ...

Social Security approved!

  • By tgraycoleman · New reply yesterday at 11:14 pm
  • Discussion in Financial and insurance issues · 1 reply
  • 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 ...

Avastin is rougher than I was told!

  • By msc1939 · New reply yesterday at 11:06 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 27 replies
  • Why does my doctor always toss it off so lightly, "just a little bone and joint pain", as if it's too minor to worry about? And why do I keep falling for it? Maybe I'm becoming soft in my old age. After ...

Newly diagnosed ovarian cancer

  • By WarriorChelsea · New reply yesterday at 10:54 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 31 replies
  • Hello everyone! My name is Chelsea, I'm 20 years old. January 4th they discovered a 12 inch tumor, which happened to be my right ovary. They took it out 3 days later and found that it was cancerous. I ...

Has anyone had chemo with platelets at 85?

  • By Mes1103 · New reply yesterday at 10:28 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 9 replies
  • Good afternoon, everyone. It will be 4 weeks since my last Taxol/Carbo infusion on Friday (4/18), my oncologist has had my blood tested every Wednesday to see how low my platelets dropped between infusions ...

Groin lymph node recurrence .

  • By Joanla · New reply yesterday at 10:21 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 5 replies
  • I finished chemo nov 2012. I was 3C . Now have bilateral inguinal node recurrence. I can just take doxil or wait until my marker goes above normal . I asked about radiation or micro surgery. He didn't ...

Ten Years of Survival!

  • By BarbF · New reply yesterday at 10:20 pm
  • Discussion in Survivor stories · 81 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 ...


  • By M446 · New reply yesterday at 9:32 pm
  • Discussion in Side effects of treatment · 10 replies
  • My niece completed IV taxol, IV cisplatin as well as IP approx 1 year ago. She has now developed bilateral hernias. Gyn-onc says it's a complication from Debukling surgery plus IP port. Seeing a surgeon ...

Tamoxifen & Ovarian Cancer

  • By DeniseH64 · New reply yesterday at 9:02 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 4 replies
  • Hi Everyone I am new to this. My mother has recurring ovarian cancer and has now been diagnosed Tamoxifen. Has anyone taken this drug? If so, did it work? Thank you everyone x ...

Ascities Remedies?

  • By suzyq62xoxo · New reply yesterday at 7:47 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 26 replies
  • Hi everyone, I'm at least a week away from being able to begin treatments for my recurrence. Unfortunately I'm also starting to build up the dreaded ascities. Can anyone tell me if there are any kind ...

Only time will tell, but its not talking...

  • By RJFar · New reply yesterday at 6:52 pm
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Just in the nic of time my nose report came in Basel cell. I can live with it. I was told it has to grow back since they think they got the margins. Now we have Friday the 11 th. Saw the oncologist. Waiting ...

Do you believe gratitude is good for your health?

  • By SandySTL · New reply yesterday at 6:47 pm
  • Discussion in Just for fun · 5 replies
  • My sister gave me a gratitude box, with 52 thank you cards and a journal to track all you are thankful for. I have been doing this for 3 months. It is amazing the feedback you get when people receive ...


  • By mounser · New reply yesterday at 6:26 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 5 replies
  • Hi to all . Has anyone had taxol on its own ? I have it weekly and get on very well apart from itching. Has anybody experienced this side effect. It really is quite annoying although portion does take ...

Oncologist Appointment on Thursday

  • By Alijda · New reply yesterday at 6:16 pm
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • I have my first appointment with the Oncologist this Thursday and I am very nervous about this consultation as hearing statistics is not what anyone likes to hear as only The Good Lord knows the day and ...

How do you stay in remission?

  • By Leighab · Posted yesterday at 4:52 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 0 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 ...

Lymph node recurrence?

  • By Joanla · New reply yesterday at 2:43 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 17 replies
  • My CA125 is normal. PET scan shows abnormal uptake in large inguinal nodes. I do have inflammatory changes of perineum that could do this. Anybody have marker sensitive tumor with no increase in marker ...

Finish chemo

  • By Sissy45 · New reply yesterday at 2:06 pm
  • Discussion in Good news · 6 replies
  • Today after 17 months of chemo I finally took the last one today . My Ca 125 is down to 16 but waiting on ct scan Monday to confirm it ...

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