What, me worry?

How are you coping with the different emotional issues relating to your treatment and diagnosis?


Cyst found by ultrasound on right ovary--recheck this Friday 11/21

  • By ddm967 · New reply November 21, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • GYN found a cyst on my right ovary using transvaginal ultrasound back in September during my annual exam. I was actually doing the ultrasound just to make sure the MIRENA IUD I has was still in place ...

Moving on with life!

  • By onlydaughter · New reply November 20, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I was diagnosied with something called psaonomma carisnomia july 2013! Still not sure what it is or where it came from ovaries/fallopin tubes? I was told it is a good kind to have if Iwas going to get ...

Finished Last Chemo Today

  • By TwoCooties · New reply November 16, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I should be thrilled. I had six rounds that were relatively easy. I've been upbeat for the most part, though some days it gets to be exhausting because I just want to "be." I was diagnosed with Breast ...

Elevated AFP, newly-discovered lesion, and still waiting

  • By californiaeva · New reply November 10, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi everyone, I've had a crazy run with this stuff - a brain MRI discovered a mass on my pituitary and I have elevated alpha feto protein (not super elevated but always between 15 and 19). Pituitary biopsy ...

ca 125

  • By tasoss · New reply November 7, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hello to all, My mother is on treatment(taxol-doxil every 20 days).Her ct scan wear good and showed that there was a shrinkage of the tumor from 1cm to 0.3cm our doctor said that these are very good news ...

Just scared

  • By brandyvojo · New reply October 27, 2014
  • 85 replies
  • Hi ladies, this past Friday July 3, I had made a appointment with the gyno. After exam she sent me for sono. I was sat back in the room for 30 minutes when she came back in sat down and said your right ...

24-yr-old with increasingly worse symptoms, only one ovary

  • By twiabpaianlatd · New reply October 25, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi, everyone. I am new here. A bit of background about me: 24-year-old woman with previous history of complex dermoid/teratoma torsioning on left ovary at age 17 (13cm x 8cm) removed; after surgery, experienced ...

I wish I could just get back to fighting cancer

  • By kibbitzqueen · New reply October 25, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Here we go again. After a naphrostomy and colostomy, bleeding and blockage I'm ready to just have it all stop and get back to fighting the cancer. All these other problems are taking their toll and pulling ...

bleeding long after hysterectomy

  • By dbanimate · New reply October 21, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • hi everyone, my sister was diagnosed with stage 2 ovarian cancer and had a full hysterectomy about 6 months ago. she is suddenly experiencing both vaginal and rectal bleeding. she's at the doctor as we ...

a bit worried

  • By zkw65jlw7505 · New reply October 21, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hi I am 39 years old. I was referred to a gyn/onc in July due to some really abnormal periods. My gyn did a physical examine and at that time said we needed to do a biopsy of uterus and an ultrasound ...


  • By virgo-411 · New reply October 20, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • I am fairly new to this site and finally figured out how to post something, lol. Anyway, I am 60 years old and scheduled for surgery next week to remove both ovaries and tubes. I got 5 opinions and still ...

4.2cm Septated Cyst with 6 week growth

  • By ginaprice1975 · New reply October 19, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I know I am posting in the wrong place, but I am not sure where to ask for all you brave warriors with experience. I finally got my dx a month after my transnational ultrasound on Thursday. All the ARNP ...

Toxins in feminine hygiene products

  • By baldisbeautiful · New reply October 15, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Interesting article on poisons in your pads and tampons. In trying to log in here, I lost the original link showing the toxins in traditional pads and tampons. But a quick google shows many other links ...

Still waiting for Pathology results for staging mom's UPSC

  • By Kimmyso · New reply October 12, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • So mom had her radical hysterectomy on October 3rd through laparoscopy. She is healing at my home and I try to help her as much as I can. Her pain has gradually decreased but she aches everywhere. It's ...

Scared once again

  • By scaredasheck33 · New reply October 8, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • Had hormone panel done almost 2 weeks ago due to same complaints I had prior to having my uterus removed a year ago except this time followed by more fatigue. I appear to others as being about 4-5 months ...

Going to the ER

  • By sandra_canada · New reply October 7, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hello it's me again, last night before I had a bowel movement the cyst felt like it was going to burst again, after I did my business the pain reduced but it's still hurting, it's angry down there. After ...


Guilianne (Inactive)
  • By Guilianne (Inactive) · New reply September 30, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • If we are all going to die from Ovarian Ca why post such lies and encourage what will never be? Talk about false hope ...

peritoneal cancer

  • By rzahnow · New reply September 26, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Hi I am looking for other peritoneal cancer sufferers who are uundergoing treatment. My diagnoses was December 2013 and I have jus finished carb/play 6 months with cytoreductive surgery in between. Had ...

Has anyone had abnormally high CA-125 levels related to ruptured cyst?

  • By dermoid · New reply September 26, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I am baffled and worried by my abnormally high CA-125 results (10,258) and normal HE-4 results (78). I found one medical publication (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9886 540) where a woman had a high ...

large complex cyst with free fluid

  • By Redheath74 · New reply September 24, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Hi all, My mother passed away from Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer at the age of 60, almost 2 years ago. I have had ovarian cyst issues since I was 16, when my dr removed "a fruit basket" of cysts from ...

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