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Apr 1, 2018 · Ovarian Cancer Stage 1 borderline progressed to high grade Stage 4 in Gynecologic Cancers

Hello, glad to be invited back. I was diagnosed in July 2015 with Stage 111C ovarian cancer. I had a radical hysterectomy and subsequently was given six, 6 hr. treatments of both Carboplatin and Taxol. I developed neuropathy in both my hands and feet. My feet were the worst. Was quite worried about my hands as I am a stitcher. However, after a period of time my hands improved enough that I could return to stitching as I could once again feel the needle. My feet seem to be getting somewhat better. I was never offered Avastin and was a tad upset about that. However, I have subsequently been put on Tamoxil. Will have an appointment on April 17th and see if it is helping. I was fine until October 2017 when my CA125 started rising again to 148 in December. Have not been offered anything with respect to clinical trials would be most interested in either Canada or the US. The type of ovarian cancer I have is Serrous (sp??). Just curious, what is Eliquis and what is PE. How can you find out about clinical trials for specific types of ovarian cancer and your type in particular. Thanking all in advance for any help and information.

Jan 7, 2017 · I have ovarian cancer in Gynecologic Cancers

Thank you falconfly with the mention of the shingles vaccine, I did have it a few years back when my husband had cancer. It was recommended by our family doctor. So, at least that is out of the way.

Jan 7, 2017 · I have ovarian cancer in Gynecologic Cancers

I also received Carbo and Taxol as well. I think it was the Taxol that they had to reduce by 20% as due to it I developed neuropathy in my hands and feet. It has subsided somewhat in my hands but is still in my feet. Time will tell I guess. I think part of the secret is to just try and get back to things that make you happy (for me needlework) and try to keep spirits as high as possible. At the very best to you. Kate

Jan 7, 2017 · I have ovarian cancer in Gynecologic Cancers

Thank you for your reply. What is NED? I have not had Avastin mentioned to me, but I will keep it in mind if and when needed. The universal health care system is not always what it is cracked up to be. I was in contact with another OC patient here in Halifax. She did have a couple of reoccurances, but did manage to survive for 13 years. She felt that taking a ginger supplement helped quite a bit. I spoke to my doctors and she said that if I thought it might help to give it a try. I wish you all the best as well. Hopefully treatments will progress and improve. In the meantime, take care.

Jan 5, 2017 · I have ovarian cancer in Gynecologic Cancers

Hi, I have just joined this Mayo site tonight. I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in July 2015, had surgery followed by six (6hr) chemo sessions. So far so good. Going for blood work next week. I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the treatment possibilities here are not great. I asked what followup there would be and was told that they would know that there was a recurrence when I developed symptoms. What those symptoms might be have not been described to me. I was told I am a Stage 3C. Anyway any suggestions, ideas, thoughts, whatever would be greatly appreciated. Would be interested in knowing more about the drug Astivan – its use, etc. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me. Appreciated.