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Diagnosed with Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma

Burkegirl
  • By Burkegirl · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 46 replies
  • Anyone else out there diagnosed with UPSC or PPC Stage 3C? Am trying to get some positive feedback. Thanks ...

Finally Dancing with NED

LindaRose1
  • By LindaRose1 · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 34 replies
  • Yesterday my Husband and I went to Tulsa Cancer Institute for my 26th straight month of chemo. I had just had a CT Scan the week before but wasn't expecting good news. I hadn't had any good news since ...

Stage 1a grade 2 OVC

Corolyn
  • By Corolyn · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 12 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 ...

Encouragement

suzyq62xoxo
  • By suzyq62xoxo · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • Hi All, I read an article about surviving OC. It was very "doomy and gloomy," saying that women don't live with OC the way they do with other cancers, like breast cancer. We are more than numbers, more ...

Chemotherapy and glaucoma

Gardencontessa
  • By Gardencontessa · New reply March 7, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I am replying to the thread that was originally started about this issue. I am 5 years out post chemo. I am always suspicious of new things that crop up that are going wrong with my body, since I am a ...

Ten Years of Survival!

BarbF
  • By BarbF · New reply March 6, 2014
  • 68 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 ...

New Member

Nevr (Inactive)
  • By Nevr (Inactive) · New reply March 6, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • As usual, I'm going about this in the wrong way. I don't read manuals, either. So, allow me to introduce myself. I was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer in 09/10. I had a radical hysterectomy and ...

Survivors Teaching Students(R)

LilySue
  • By LilySue · New reply March 4, 2014
  • 34 replies
  • Hi Everyone, Some of you may know that I am the National Program Director for OCNA's signature program, Survivors Teaching Students(R). Survivors and caregivers go into the classrooms of medical and nursing ...

ct results

smartymarty
  • By smartymarty · New reply February 24, 2014
  • 64 replies
  • I got home today after 3 days in the hospital with another kidney /urinary infection. I call it my "tune up" visit. My Dr laughed. I've never seen a hospital run so efficently as yesterday. At noon they ...

Tired of going to doctors...

Moonstone53
  • By Moonstone53 · New reply February 22, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • HI. In 2010 I was diagnosed with ovarian/uterine cancer. Had major surgery with all removed. I had 6 weeks of chemo. In 2011, I was diagnosed with colon cancer...had surgery, and colon reconstruction ...

clear cell stage 1 - six months passed after surgery

bandar
  • By bandar · New reply January 25, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Have undergone total hysteractomy, after being diagnosed as clear cell stage 1a, six months ago. I did not go for Chemo. I have gone for complete blood test including CA this week. Current CA is 3.2 and ...

my ca125

thatisnotit
  • By thatisnotit · New reply January 21, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • why is it everytime I have this blood test it is up and then down can someone tell me if it is stress,diet orjust my body making me crazy..because I have ctscan and there is nothing there don't get me ...

In case you missed the opportunity to participate

OvCaMom
  • By OvCaMom · New reply December 30, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • About 6 week ago, I posted a request for women to complete a survey about risks and protective factors for ovarian and other cancers. Any woman (with or without cancer) over the age of 18 who reads English ...

Ride,Baby,Ride!

ovarianfighter
  • By ovarianfighter · New reply December 29, 2013
  • 23 replies
  • If you have not read "Ride,Baby,Ride!" by Leilani Essary Hurles...read it now. 2 time ovarian cancer survivor with an inspiring story that will leave you in stitches. Her new book about her ovarian cancer ...

Hair Regrowth and Coloring?

Ruhi
  • By Ruhi · New reply December 29, 2013
  • 22 replies
  • Hi all, First of all, I am really sorry for not being regular here in all the discussions, though i try my best to read each new discussion, but other responsibilities at home hold me back. Anyways, I ...

Survivors in San Diego area???

wolfi
  • By wolfi · New reply December 27, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Hi all you beautiful ladies.....any survivors in the San Diego area? Hugs and be well.....Jan ...

reoccurance/avastin

tymcbm
  • By tymcbm · New reply November 27, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • Hello everyone, I am getting ready to do my last treatment for this cycle, I was diagnosed 2012 with stage 3c , had hysterectomy and 6 months carbo/taxol, was in remission for 10 months reoccurred and ...

In need of positive feedback

tealitsgone
  • By tealitsgone · New reply November 25, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • I am looking to all of you high spirited fighters for a little encouragement. It is not my nature to seek out support more so to give it. But, I am struggling to keep a positive outlook and need help ...

New Member - Long Term Survivor

pambsky
  • By pambsky · New reply November 22, 2013
  • 34 replies
  • I am a late-stage fallopian tube cancer survivor. I am clean for almost 10 years. If I can help anyone, any way at all, please contact me. It's my time to give back ...

My 5 year Cancer Anniversery

Magdeline
  • By Magdeline · New reply November 11, 2013
  • 42 replies
  • Well I'm happy to say it's FIVE YEARS TODAY!! I can't believe how time flies. I am so very grateful to God friends and family!! My road has been a hard one , but I will NEVER give up. I was dx in 2008 ...

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