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Can ascites be resolved with chemo/radiation therapy?

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  • By juanjuan (Inactive) · New reply July 15, 2012
  • 19 replies
  • My mother has fluid in her abdomen which is causing increasing pressure. Has anyone had this condition and how was it treated? Will it go away? Thanks in advance ...

Newly Diagnosed - Borderline Stage 2 Grade 0

  • By aussie_84 · New reply July 13, 2012
  • 12 replies
  • Hi ladies, I'm a newly diagnosed stage II Grade 0 micropapillary serous ovarian cancer patient. I'm only 27. No history of cancer in my family. I have had ovarian cysts for the past 7 or 8 years, but ...


  • By annjacobs · New reply July 13, 2012
  • 15 replies
  • Hi all, mum beautiful 73 year old mum was diagnosed last year 2011 with STage 4 ovarian cancer, multiple mets to her liver, pleural effusion, met to her omentum, spleen. My mum was commenced on Carbo/Taxol ...


  • By juliemartha · New reply July 10, 2012
  • 14 replies
  • Has any one else experienced a clots or multiple ones and it as determined that they were related to their cancer? I have one on the back of my leg which was found with a doppler /CT scan. I am being ...

stage IV

  • By Climb · New reply July 5, 2012
  • 4 replies
  • Hi Everyone! Last year on July 4th, I was on a climbing trip and started coughing up A LOT of blood. After 6 weeks the doctors diagnosed me with stage 4 lung cancer. odd. they gave me a year to live ...

so, is it just me....

  • By raelinsofia · New reply July 3, 2012
  • 26 replies
  • Does anyone else find that they maybe see things differently or feel like their views on life have changed? I am 32 yo, and was diagnosed just after my 31st bday having come out of one surgery to find ...


  • By tbtipps · New reply June 14, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • Hi, My Doctor is Dr.Bodurka at MD Anderson in Houston, Ive known about this cancer since January 17th. Its low grade serous carcinoma.Started taxol/carboplatin on feb 22nd- 3 rounds. Had my CT Scan Saturday ...

New cancer patient, survivors?

  • By Piatortilla · New reply June 6, 2012
  • 19 replies
  • Hi, im 27 and I just got home from a 6 week trip where I discovered I had 3b ovarian cancer and had one ovary removed along with omentum Fallopian tube appendix and lymph nodes. The cancer is still present ...

Newly Dx at 86 quality vs quantity?

  • By AlohaVickie · New reply June 5, 2012
  • 14 replies
  • My name is Vickie, I am a melanoma survivor NED since 2002. My beloved MIL became very ill a few weeks ago from a systemic bacterial infection and in the course of looking for a cause a CT was done. The ...


  • By dollywood904 · New reply May 26, 2012
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  • I,m dollywood904,I,m just been diagnosed with uterine cancer and almost immediately had a complete hysterectomy it started out as pre cancer but while in surgery my uterus was sent to the lad and cancer ...


  • By Em6040 · New reply May 23, 2012
  • 4 replies
  • Willing to share that we can beat this..... In February I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer after a radical hysterectomy (they originally thought it was Uterine Cancer). The news to my family was ...


  • By tbtipps · New reply May 23, 2012
  • 9 replies
  • I was told I had OVCA in January when they supposly going in for fibroid tumors. I was at a small hospital so they just closed me up and sent off a few biopsy I'm now going to MD Anderson and they are ...

What to expect!!!!!!!!!

  • By OBXACELADY · New reply May 21, 2012
  • 51 replies
  • So lucky but what next. Pain started in late Feb thought I had appendicitis, a trip to emergency room and tests came back negative but indicated something going on with ovaries and tubes. Followed up ...

Would like to talk to...

  • By Amy-mum · New reply May 16, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • Hi, I'm 78 years young (!) and was diagnosed in November 2011 with stage 3 serous papillary oc. I had three lots of carboplatin which stabilised but didn't really reduce so they started me on carbo/taxol ...

Keeping a Promise

  • By lisasarcy · New reply May 14, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • Back in March last year when I was diagnosed with Stage Ic endometrial Ovac, I came here and got so much help. I said that no matter how good my outcome, I'd keep posting and not forget about all the ...

The iron-cancer connection?

  • By urbanwildflower · New reply May 10, 2012
  • 57 replies
  • I keep hearing that cancer patients/survivors should stay away from iron. Can anyone tell me why? I'm concerned because my doctor prescribed birth control pills to manage endometriosis. However, the birth ...

carboplatinum resistant

  • By Leen1950 · New reply May 8, 2012
  • 32 replies
  • I have just completed 5 rounds of carbo/tax i asked my doc for a pet scan. Scan showed several new cancer areas. I was devastated. I have been told that m carbo resistant. Any one else in this situation ...

in shock and confused

  • By donmic · New reply April 23, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • On Wednesday I received the news my ova 1 test was 7.3 and its suppose to be less than 5. I see the oncologist May 1st. I am so scared. What do they do your first meeting with the oncologist. I know I ...

Hi From Ohio

  • By Jamie0418 · New reply April 22, 2012
  • 37 replies
  • Hi all...I'm brand new diagnosed (like, yesterday diagnosed). My name is Jamie. I'm 35 with 3 daughters (16, 14, and 10), and married to my teen love, Rich, for 15 years (next week). I go to my first ...

How do you feel physicallyy before diagnosis?

  • By jadehall1991 · New reply April 17, 2012
  • 17 replies
  • I have not been diagnosed yet but I'm going for a scan next week and am also waiting on results of a ca1125 blood test, can anyone tell me how they felt physically before diagnosis, thankyou x ...

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