Newly Diagnosed

A diagnosis of ovarian cancer can be overwhelming and there is no wrong or right way to respond but connecting to others in a similar situation can help. Check in here to speak to other women about how they have coped with an ovarian cancer diagnosis. A place for you to ask questions and seek support.

Discussion List

  • tisme
    what next
    a year ago i was fighting breast cancer , now I face ( not yet officially diagnosed ) but doc says its treated as...
    tisme 206 views 4 comments Most recent by marnie1
  • Iyana271
    Screening Tests for Ovarian Cancer
    Hi all, I'm just curious that how can we diagnose ovarian cancer at an early stage. What are the early symptoms of ovarian cancer...
    Iyana271 138 views 2 comments Most recent by Iyana271
  • anne
    Hello everyone - will soon start chemotherapy
    Hi to all I am Anne and I recently had a surgery and will start chemotherapy this Thursday. I want to try to get support...
    anne 171 views 12 comments Most recent by Iyana271
  • LynnatCamelot
    To Nicole -
    So scary isn't it? I had radical surgery last April. I would just say to remember they have to tell you the...
    LynnatCamelot 67 views 1 comment Most recent by Rosa90yearold
  • Rosa90yearold
    90 year old mum 18 CM cystic mass
    Hi all, looking for some advice. My 90 year old mother has been diagnosed with large cystic mass 18 cm x 10 cm , ovarian...
    Rosa90yearold 119 views 2 comments Most recent by Rosa90yearold
  • admin
    BRCA 1 & BRCA 2
    This thread has been created as a place for women to share their experience with BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing. Please feel free to share.
    admin 71 views 12 comments Most recent by nfoster
  • MarilynM
    Braf gene
    Hi, I have a mutation on the Braf gene pathway and I would like to know if it's possible to access the Braf inhibitor...
    MarilynM 35 views 0 comments Most recent by MarilynM
  • mary
    new diagnosis and Hair loss question
    Hi. Im Mary. I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. stage 4 ovarian cancer. I had my first chemo last week. Had problems with painful...
    mary 69 views 4 comments Most recent by Helen
  • Nikki
    My Top Tips
    I'd like to thin I'm a bit of an expert at recovering from surgery, I always manage to get out of hospital before my...
    Nikki 69 views 6 comments Most recent by RachelGT
  • LynnatCamelot
    How are you going now, Rhonda?
    How are you going now, Rhonda?  I, too was diagnosed back in March.  I seem to have got through the "worst of the first"...
    LynnatCamelot 24 views 2 comments Most recent by RachelGT
  • LynnatCamelot
    Any specialists in hair care?
    Does anyone know a hairdresser who can do something when my hair gets long enough to do something with? I have done 6 rounds of...
    LynnatCamelot 23 views 1 comment Most recent by Helen
  • HealthyNow
    Hello Nicole
    I had debulking surgery in February, 2017.  3 hours.  After a 5-8 hour surgery you will be in great pain.  Get the pain machine....
    HealthyNow 24 views 0 comments Most recent by HealthyNow
  • Nikki
    Welcome RhondaIt
    Hi Rhonda and welcome to the forum! Those words feel like someone just kicked you in the stomach don't they?  Let us know what treatment...
    Nikki 32 views 3 comments Most recent by Helen
  • Helen
    Pink Hope Information Day ACT
    Hi All, My daughter is organising a Pink Hope Information Day in Canberra on May 13th. There are plenty of great speakers presenting on both ovarian...
    Helen 14 views 0 comments Most recent by Helen
  • Karen
    Lynch Syndrome
    I've created this thread for those that have been diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome.  
    Karen 26 views 1 comment Most recent by Karen
  • RobynLeslie
    more information
    OOps I forgot to say go to Volunteer services on the ground floor near the Auxillary shop- They have a buzzer on the left...
    RobynLeslie 24 views 2 comments Most recent by Helen
  • RachelGT
    hi Nicole
    Hi Nicole I needed six weeks after my surgery before I was able to go back to work. The hardest thing was not being able...
    RachelGT 23 views 1 comment Most recent by nicole