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Unread 03-23-2004, 10:31 PM
Being vigilant and found a tumor

I looked back and realized I started having stomach problems a year ago. I went to a regular doctor and mentioned it to my gyn oncologist but nothing much was done. I had a sigmoidoscopy a month ago, everything normal. I just got back the results from a CT scan. I have a huge tumor, and another one that a bit smaller. It was quite a shock. I thought the cramping, indigestion and inablility to wear jeans was just a post-abdominal surgery kind of thing. I feel stupid for not making them check up on me. I had a masseur, an accupuncturist and a chiropractor as well as my doctor touching my abdomen but now the tumor is 10cm. My accupuncturist was the one who convinced me to get it checked out. So now I am facing the unknown, maybe cancer again, who knows. I am scared, tired of all this and mostly in shock. The moral of the story is after having cancer you should pay attention to any kind of symptom.
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Unread 03-23-2004, 11:30 PM
Being vigilant and found a tumor

Wow. I am so sorry to learn this. Where is the tumor? What did the doctor say about it? I am saying a prayter that's nothing.
Unread 03-23-2004, 11:31 PM
Being vigilant and found a tumor

I sure hope it is something benign and not cancer. what did the Dr suggest doing?
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Unread 03-24-2004, 12:14 PM
Being vigilant and found a tumor

Dear electriclaudia,

So sorry to read this! But you don't know for sure that it is cancer, and so let's hope that it isn't. What is the next step?

You'll be kept in thought, good wishes, and prayers.

Unread 03-24-2004, 01:58 PM
Being vigilant and found a tumor

Hi Claudia,

Lets hope that it turns out to be nothing at all. Keep us posted as to your next step.

Unread 03-24-2004, 04:27 PM
Ovarian cancer

Well, the gyn/onc thinks it is probably ovarian cancer. I go in on Weds to get my ovaries removed and staged. Can't believe it. You would think one cancer is enough. How do you get started with the research? I am not ready to hit the books again but eventually will need to know about the hormone stuff. I was planning not to take it.
Unread 03-24-2004, 05:48 PM
Being vigilant and found a tumor

Hi again,

Well, April 18th will be two years since my hysterectomy for ovarian cancer.

I was and am fine and took nothing. The hot flashes still come and go and I have gotten used to dressing accordingly.

Did they talk about chemo? I had 6 cycles of taxol and carboplatin. The whole thing is not exactly a picnic but it is doable and survivable!!!

Keep us up to date.
Unread 03-24-2004, 08:10 PM
Being vigilant and found a tumor

So sorry to hear this. I am not sure what you mean by 'hormone stuff'. I don't think they perscribe ERT if you have ovarian cancer. Or did you mean something else?

Hugs and comfort, hang in there,
Unread 03-25-2004, 07:41 AM
Being vigilant and found a tumor


I had a different cancer (endometrial 1B) and because of that took no hormone treatments at all.

Really hasn't been bad. Hot flashes which are a nuisance but which also have subsided considerably, an occasional joint ache/pain, that's about it. My skin and hair are drier than they used to be, but that was true years before my hysterectomy, so I can't blame the surgery for that. Some generic-brand Noxzema takes care of the face, and Aussie shampoo/conditioner/sprunch spray take care of the hair.

Unread 03-25-2004, 09:58 AM
Being vigilant and found a tumor

Dear Claudia,

I had surgery for Ovarian Ca in September. I am undergoing 9 months of chemo, Taxotere and Carboplatin. I have had no real big problems with chemo. My gyne/onc felt alot of my post op symptoms was do to my menopause. She offered me Estrogen, we talked about it and I said no to it. I have hot flashes occasionally but they are no biggie. They go as quick as they come. Good luck to you.


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