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Scared daughter...

vocalangel16
  • By vocalangel16 · New reply yesterday at 11:08 pm
  • 4 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 ...

This is so hard

jand503
  • By jand503 · New reply yesterday at 12:58 pm
  • 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 ...

Update on my sister Connie.

Yesterday
  • By Yesterday · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • Hello Everyone! First I would like to thank you all for your notes of encouragement. It has been so helpful to me. My sister was released from the hospital to my care yesterday, she arrived by ambulance ...

My sister has a couple days to two weeks.

Yesterday
  • By Yesterday · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 35 replies
  • I have posted before and you all were such a help! I previously told you how sick my sister was and that she said she didn't want to live this way, and wanted our mother to come down for her. The last ...

Prayers for my sister

Yesterday
  • By Yesterday · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Hello! My sister is losing all hope. She has been sick this third time around with her chemo. She said it seems like this is worse than the first chemo. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer Nov 2011 ...

I do art with copper ....I began to taste it

Christi38305
  • By Christi38305 · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 21 replies
  • I have used sheets of copper in art and jewelry and to bend for vessels. I began it taste the copper in my mouth.....I stopped working with it......is it possible the copper levels in my body were to ...

Just say'in

Christi38305
  • By Christi38305 · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • These past two weeks are a blurred bad dream......I think, no...I thought, no...well the truth is I don't know what to make of the best news anyone of us is striving to hear from our oncologist.....yes ...

Stage 3C

Mknpck
  • By Mknpck · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • My fathers wife has been diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer. The tumor started decreasing in size but never enough to operate. Now the tumor is increased. Please tell me some good news and hope. Also ...

Why Am I so Bitter at My Mom, Her Cancer & Her MD?

fahy
  • By fahy · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 33 replies
  • So stage 4, 27 treatments in & her numbers are rising, she's losing her appetite, losing weight & as hopeful as ever! "My doctor tell's me I have lots of options if this treatment doesn't work", My mom ...

4 cm complex cyst in pregnancy

stclem81
  • By stclem81 · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I am newly pregnant (4 weeks 4 days) and due to a small amount of bleeding I was seen at an urgent care facility yesterday. Only a tiny bit when I wiped but I just had a miscarriage so I was concerned ...

CA.125 is going up

thatisnotit
  • By thatisnotit · New reply March 13, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • so can anyone help me understand what to think because I have cancer genes. so I keep having ct scan and mri for breast cancer they r ok...I had both my ovarians removed in june 2011 and had chemo taxol/avastin ...

Ileostomy complications and lowered spirits

Chiran
  • By Chiran · New reply March 6, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • My mother had to have an ileostomy because of the damage from her ovarian cancer. While the ileostomy has alleviated her pain and she can eat again for the first time in months, we're having some serious ...

Ovarian cancer stage 1

lovelyone74 (Inactive)
  • By lovelyone74 (Inactive) · New reply February 10, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • My daughter is 18 and was diagnosed with a stage 1 had surgery on 11/26/13 and has three rounds of chemo started December 20, 2013 last treatment will be January 31,2014. I think the hair loss and fatigue ...

hospital wedding

dwm26
  • By dwm26 · New reply February 9, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I had to share this with you warning it is a tear jerk-er. My daughter went to school with Aly. It is both a sad and happy story. http://www.buzzfeed.com/krystieyandoli/c ouple-put-their-hospital-wedding-togethe ...

A Family Member Tells it like it is…

hinsopa
  • By hinsopa · Posted January 21, 2014
  • 0 replies
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Gastric Tube won't Connect To Disposal Bag - Help!

CarolP
  • By CarolP · New reply January 20, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • My wife just had a G-Tube inserted to relieve pressure/buildup in her stomach. When we try to connect the G-Tube to the disposal bag it keeps coming disconnected and spills all over. We have tried a direct ...

My mom's pain ended Nov. 24th.

Rrd75
  • By Rrd75 · New reply January 8, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I haven't been on for a while, I've tried to figure out how to live this life without my mom- my best friend, mentor, cheerleader, confidante, world's most patient human being. She suffered so much, fought ...

my 16yr old daughter

traceyroberts
  • By traceyroberts · New reply December 13, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • my daughter was diagnosed with mucinous caracoma of the ovary in august of this yr stage 1c after having surgary to remove this tumor we were told she had the all clear n would be put in to remission ...

Anxiety and Depression

momsfightforlife
  • By momsfightforlife · New reply December 11, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • My mother is Stage III OVC and has gone through 3 rounds of chemo unsuccessfully. She is now doing an experimental drug. Her fluid builds up constantly and she doesn't believe it's working. Her doctors ...

Fecal incontinence

kiribati
  • By kiribati · New reply December 7, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Hi, my mom is a 4 year ovarian cancer survivor, age 86. She is suffering from fecal incontinence. Nasty. Has anyone else experienced and resolved this issue. Her X-ray revealed a stool in the colon. So ...

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