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Although I have been connected to this site for a time now, I haven't really made to to many comments until today!
My story is I got sick in September 2019, with pneumonia and was hospitalized for 10 days at which time my stay there, my right lung collapsed and there was 6 litres of fluid drained from my right lung. Having had an amazing Doctor, decided to test the fluid for all kinds of things that doctors do, and it was there that I was first diagnosed with what they said was Cancer growths but very early stages. After release, there were a series of further tests to be done and then it came back that I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer - Quite a Shock I can tell you.
Recommendations given and come two months later I started Chemo. It came as a shock at the first appointment with my oncologist as he wanted to start Chemo the next day, but both my husband and I went into shock and had to talk, so they were good enough to put it off a week. At this time they also did the Genetics Blood Test, having cancer be in the family!
My mother passed away from breast cancer when I was 12 so there is no knowing if the gen mutated with her or my grandmother on my fathers side (who also had breast cancer and passed away) many years ago. The genetics blood results came back positive and so now my sister will have the test.
During the many appointments there was this constant discussion of Ovarian Cancer and a growth on the peritoneum, which finally I was told is where the cancer growth is and not on the Ovaries It is not operable, because of the location and size, which is why Chemo was mentioned and happy to say this has shrink the growth. So positive results there. And now on Lynparza, and blood thinners due to the lung collapse.
It is amazing what the medical system can now find out and what can be done.
To all the AMAZING women out there, thanks for 'listening' and I hope that we can all Stay Strong for Each Other.
Apologies if this 'chat'seems long....
I've been fighting and Winning ovarian cancer for 9 yrs and thought that I would introduce myself. I would love to chat or get to know anyone that wants to share. This site is so inspiring beacause while we all 'get it' we have so many different issues affecting us at so many different times. Thanks
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