ValP from Halifax, NS. Diagnosed with Stage 3C High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer in Jan/2018. Surgery to remove uterus, tubes, etc. as well as most of the omentum. Had port inserted in the abdominal cavity. Received 5/6 months of chemo treatments. Followed by approx 5 months of remission. The cancer came back and it is inoperable & incurable but manageable. Have been receiving chemo treatments since Oct/2018. The drugs I'm not receiving are Avastin & Pacalataxal (pls excuse spelling). I am now due for a new CT Scan & then a Dr. visit at the NS Cancer Clinic. The NS Cancer Clinic has been outstanding. The care that I have received is amazing.
I'm unhappy with the late diagnosis & with having read that 75% of Ovarian patients are not diagnosed until Stage 3 or 4 is unbearable.........why is this so?