i have just recently found out by total fluke that I have what is presenting as ovarian cancer. I have a mass on my ovary and nodules throughout the perineteum area. I still have to wait for a CT scan of my chest and a biopsy of the tumour to have it staged and get a treatment plan. I am honestly still in shock. I have had no symptoms ( except urinary frequency-which is in hindsight). I guess I just wanted to introduce myself and touch base with some women who have been where I am.
Do you have any advice? Does anyone have any idea what causes this? What timeline am I looking at for getting these tests and treatment started. I’m freaking out that the cancer is growing and I feel like every second matters. However, I’m terrified of the treatment, chemo sounds brutal and the surgeries seem super intense. How do you handle everything? It’s so overwhelming.
Thanks for reading/listening.
Scared in London, ON
i met with the oncologist yesterday and I have a high grade serous carcinoma which she is treating with chemo, surgery and more chemo. The initial outlook is good but I guess it can also reoccur. I’m trying to just focus on getting well with this treatment. I have developed ascietes ( spelling?) in my abdomen and look like I’m 8 mos pregnant. It is so uncomfortable. The dr said the chemo will help with it. Thank goodness. I am finding myself extremely bitchy! Because I can’t get comfortable and I’m miserable. Also, all the cheeriness from people is a bit hard to take. I get that I need to be positive etc but my whole life has been turned upside down in a few weeks, isn’t it okay to also be angry. A month ago I felt great, had just got a promotion etc and now I am in pain waddling around looking at the prospect of a ton of medical shit. Anyways I don’t be to be such sour grapes but I’m sure others can relate.
Thanks for for letting me vent!