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Whats the first word that comes to mind?

  • By Amanda1960 · New reply 7:38 pm
  • Discussion in Just for fun · 19266 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 ...

Stage 1a grade 2 OVC

  • By Corolyn · New reply 5:24 pm
  • Discussion in Survivor stories · 13 replies
  • Hi everyone I was wondering if any of you have had Stage 1a OVC (my grade was 2) I was diagnosed aug 13, had Total hysterectomy, chemo & radiation Finished last treatment Jan 14 Seeing my oncologist in ...

How to Advocate Without Distressing the Doctors

  • By Bluejeep1 · New reply 5:05 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 11 replies
  • Hello, Sisters! All your posts have been such a help to me and offer crucial insights that I can never thank you enough. Here is my dilemma. I was diagnosed with Ovca IIIC in 2003. I have had 6 (7?) recurrences ...


  • By Nandia2 · New reply 4:32 pm
  • Discussion in Financial and insurance issues · 2 replies
  • When we apply for SSI does medicare automatically kick in? If not, what do we do for health care insurance? Nandia ...

Social Security approved!

  • By tgraycoleman · New reply 4:06 pm
  • Discussion in Financial and insurance issues · 19 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 ...

Doxil aftermath

  • By chermary1 · New reply 3:58 pm
  • Discussion in Side effects of treatment · 12 replies
  • I finished my 3 and final round of Doxil due to side affects. It's been 6 weeks, and although most of my problems are diminishing, I have had very itchy fingers (between the fingers) driving me Crazy ...

Dermatomyositis and Ovarian Cancer

  • By koalacoast · Posted 1:50 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 0 replies
  • I have dermatomyositis which led to the discovery of my Ovarian Cancer in 2010. My dermatomyositis has returned and my cancer has returned. However, my dermatomyositis is getting worse. Has anyone had ...

What gives you comfort

  • By ohmeowzer · New reply 1:41 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 4 replies
  • What do people say or do to make you feel comfortable during this time ? What is the kindest thing someone has done for you or the kindest word or even something small . Did you ever cross paths with ...

When do you shave your head

  • By catladyforever · New reply 12:47 pm
  • Journal · 23 replies
  • My mother has had 3 rds of chemo her hair is super thin. She has been wearing hats, but when she takes the hat off she said her hair hurts??? Any ideas ...

wondering and worried

  • By leorah · Posted 12:27 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • In June past I had a complete hysterectomy ..I was diagnosed with borderline cancer..the past couple weeks I've been having pain and aching in the place my ovary once was..I'm scheduled for a ct scan ...

mouth sores

  • By Lindsaylaura · New reply 10:44 am
  • Discussion in Side effects of treatment · 11 replies
  • I am on Doxil and have gotten mouth sores, does anyone have any other suggestions besides rinsing with Biotine to help with these? Thanks ...

Cancer Treatment Center

  • By gameygal40 · New reply 9:05 am
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • I'm thinking about going to the Cancer Treatment Center for a second opinion. Has anyone gone there? I'm specifically thinking about the Chicago center, but I would like opinions about any of them ...

Sister has stage 3c Ovarian cancer

  • By debjohn1 · New reply 8:27 am
  • Discussion in Caregivers and family members · 6 replies
  • My sister has stage 3c ovarian cancer I am having a hard time coping with it looking for a support group that may help me ...

Stage 1a low grade mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer

  • By aggieang · New reply 3:13 am
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 4 replies
  • I was diagnosed with stage 1a low grade mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer on April 11th. I had my surgery to remove my right ovary (which was the tumor), the right fallopian tube, 6 lymph nodes, and ...

Scared daughter...

  • By vocalangel16 · New reply yesterday at 10:16 pm
  • Discussion in Caregivers and family members · 12 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 ...

Lipodex and the Summer

  • By BlueHydranga · New reply yesterday at 10:10 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 2 replies
  • Hi Ladies...I hope some of you will chime in with some suggestions on how to deal with the summer months while on Lipodex...I know about the heat and skin reactions while on this drug, as I have experienced ...

Happy Wednesday teal sisters!

  • By shakinsal · New reply yesterday at 9:34 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I think my art is changing. I haven't been painting a lot because of fatigue and when I feel good I have so much to do. Painting is my job but it is my therapy and way to get into a zone that lets me ...

abdominal cramps

  • By monsterdog · New reply yesterday at 5:55 pm
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 1 reply
  • for the past 3 days I have been experiencing cramps like pms used to be. Has anyone else experienced this and does it mean recurrence? Thanks ...

No chemo

  • By tuneup · New reply yesterday at 4:13 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 25 replies
  • I am just wondering if anybody ever questioned if the chemo is absolutely MUST? I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer IIIA. I had an oophorectomy Nov 2013 ( where the adenocarcinoma was found by my ...

advanced serous borderline to low grade micropapillary carcinoma

  • By blonday · New reply yesterday at 3:41 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 15 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 ...

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