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5 days ago · High Risk Mutation (ie. BRCA, ATM, RAD51D) in Breast Cancer

I agree. I would highly recommend genetic testing following the diagnosis of ovarian cancer.At the institution where I received my primary care, they advised me to have germline testing. In addition, I participated in a study that provided genetic information about the tumor itself which I have found helpful in my understanding of my specific diagnosis. It was also helpful to me to provide my daughters with this information for their health and well-being.

Sat, May 18 5:46am · I have ovarian cancer in Gynecologic Cancers

I'm sorry if I was unclear in my message. I have been on several online forum for awhile now and I've encountered a number of women who have found the financial burden overwhelming for their OVCA. When I suggested you talk to your team, I meant perhaps they could give you some guidance in covering the cost of the copay. At the institution I go to, they have a separate department to help people with the cost of care. My husband's insurance covered my costs and I feel very fortunate. I find it very concerning that women undergoing care when they are so vulnerable face such an obstacle. I wish you well. I am the third generation in my family to go Mayo for care and I know they are compassionate when it comes to their patients.

Fri, May 17 3:45pm · I have ovarian cancer in Gynecologic Cancers

That is wonderful news! You must be stage 1 OCCC? It is an aggressive form of OC, but it would seem they caught it very early. Stay well.

Fri, May 17 3:43pm · I have ovarian cancer in Gynecologic Cancers

I find the financial burden placed on people by the pharmaceutical companies during cancer treatment outrageous. When people are at their most vulnerable, they should be given the support they need to get well. I would contact your team at the Mayo Clinic and see if they can make any suggestions regarding the cost of this drug. If your doctor recommended it, then perhaps they can advise you on how to cover the cost. Wishing you success and good health!

Sun, May 12 8:27am · Video Q&A about Gynecologic Cancers in Gynecologic Cancers

Thank you! It has been a whirlwind of activity. Such a blessing. Thanks to everyone for arranging the program on gynecologic cancers, especially the doctors who were so informative. I will write to them when I have some free time…busy being a mom and grandma at the moment. And a Happy Mother's Day to any mothers on this Mayo Clinic site.

Thu, May 9 2:17pm · Video Q&A about Gynecologic Cancers in Gynecologic Cancers

Sorry just read the rest of your message. I will have to watch it later. Thank you!

Thu, May 9 2:16pm · Video Q&A about Gynecologic Cancers in Gynecologic Cancers

Will we be able to view this later? I am at the hospital with my newborn granddaughter.

Mon, Apr 29 8:14am · Ovarian Cancer in remission: Any advice on staying healthy? in Gynecologic Cancers

I haven't heard from you in awhile. I hope that all is going well for you. Are you in Arizona or Washington now? I have retired, but my husband is still working. We talk about spending part of the year in the southwest and summers with our families in the north. Half the fun is the anticipation of a new stage of life. It is sunny today in New England, but rainy the rest of the week. We are eager to be in the garden which is in bloom. Nature is so comforting.