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  • CatBrad
    Waiting Game
    Hi everyone, I’m new here. Had my CA125 blood test done and it has come back elevated (107), up 50 from last test 12 months...
    CatBrad 152 views 10 comments Most recent by MargaretT
  • Suetrainor
    Avastin. Not on PBS after a year
    I have stage 4 which is under control following debulking surgery, chemo and avastin. After February i am advised that to stay on this...
    Suetrainor 154 views 6 comments Most recent by MargaretT
  • Emily
    Advise required and is any one else experiencing this?
    im a 4x Ovc survivor aged 46years I'm wondering how many women are experiencing the same if not similar predicament in Australia. I’m...
    Emily 77 views 2 comments Most recent by Michelle1811
  • dianna
    Diagnosed with ovarian cancer not sure of stage
    Hello to you all on the 19 January’ 2021 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Not sure what stage the tests I have had will...
    dianna 112 views 2 comments Most recent by chrishayward
  • gabbym
    Advice please, has anyone else had this happen to them?
    Hi everyone, My partner has pretty much all the symptoms of ovarian cancer, with the marker going up. We have been to two cancer specialists...
    gabbym 185 views 3 comments Most recent by Ricky
  • Suet
    Feel isolated and uncertain
    Hello my name is sue. I am 56. I Was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic ovarian cancer in July and had 10 hour surgery...
    Suet 414 views 10 comments Most recent by ginger66
  • J_Bird
    Looking for fellow women taking Olaparib.
    Hello everyone, I have had a recent diagnosis of a Somatic Braca 1 mutation. I started on Olaparib last week and have been asked...
    J_Bird 87 views 0 comments Started by J_Bird
  • Sarahaj
    Extremely scared and worried
    Hi, I'm new to this group. I'm absolutely terrified my Mum has cancer. She is 62 years old. Last week my Mum went to the ED...
    Sarahaj 222 views 5 comments Most recent by chrishayward
  • Annette79
    Hi I'm Annette
    Start of November 2017 I was diagnosed with Stage 3C low grade serous ovarian cancer. I'm 38, live in a regional area, have a...
    Annette79 197 views 9 comments Most recent by jakartabet
  • HayleyOCA
    Welcome to OCA's new online forum! Instructions on Navigation
    Welcome to OCA's new look online forum; we hope you find it informative and easy to use. There are several ways to explore the...
    HayleyOCA 125 views 5 comments Most recent by admin
  • CarolW
    Ovarian Cancer Grade 2
    Hi ladies, I have just been diagnose with ovarian cancer, fortunately only on the left ovary. As I am 81, and fit otherwise it...
    CarolW 104 views 1 comment Most recent by JenyJB
  • creativebec
    Hi I'm Bec!
    Hello everyone, My 49 year old sister was diagnosed back in October last year. I just discovered the fact that she has ovarian cancer. How...
    creativebec 168 views 4 comments Most recent by Ricky
  • tisme
    now this
    a year ago i was fighting breast cancer , now I face ( not yet officially diagnosed ) but doc says its treated as...
    tisme 79 views 3 comments Most recent by Michelle1811
  • nurse81
    Hello All - A message for my Mum... :(
    Hello All, I never suspected I would find myself on an Ovarian Cancer forum seeking support - but these are unique times we are...
    nurse81 83 views 1 comment Most recent by Michelle1811
  • RachelGT
    5 years cancer free today
    Hi all I am five years cancer free today! I am so grateful to my medical team and the support of OCA. Here's to the next...
    RachelGT 206 views 9 comments Most recent by Michelle1811
  • Illawarrian
    Granulosa Cell Tumour Symptoms
    I'm puzzled as to why most articles I've read list a symptom of oestrogen producing granulosa cell tumours as 'vaginal bleeding'. I know that...
    Illawarrian 133 views 2 comments Most recent by Ricky
  • mclaren
    Sometimes doctors just miss diagnosing
    In September 2019 I was diagnosed with Stage 4B ovarian cancer. This was 12 months after my 28 year old daughter was diagnosed...
    mclaren 117 views 1 comment Most recent by Michelle1811
  • Tara16
    Help needed finding an empathic gyne oncologist
    Hi there, Can anyone recommend an empathic gyne oncologist who is proactive and holistic in their treatment approach, and up to date with relevant trials? Many...
    Tara16 290 views 4 comments Most recent by leepar
  • HayleyOCA
    Welcome To The New Forum; How To; Post Reactions and Flags
    1.   Flag a spam post by clicking the Flag button (a notification will then be sent to a moderator who will assess and delete or...
    HayleyOCA 61 views 0 comments Started by HayleyOCA
  • HayleyOCA
    Instructions on Registering and Signing In
    We hope you are enjoying exploring Ovarian Cancer Australia's new online forum. Please find step by step instructions on registering for the forum below. Please...
    HayleyOCA 53 views 0 comments Most recent by HayleyOCA
  • churchmouse
    carboplatin/ Paclitaxel
    Hi everyone, I have read on some blogs from overseas about people who have developed some 'arthritis' style symptoms after having their chemo.  After...
    churchmouse 108 views 5 comments Most recent by Ricky
  • Elly
    Any thoughts appreciated
    Hi, This is my first time posting. I have stage 1C ovarian cancer. I have just had a full hystorectomy. Results came back clear...
    Elly 77 views 5 comments Most recent by Karen
  • Allan
    Hi Fathers support
    Hi I'm Allan and my 26 year old daughter has been fighting Ovarian Cancer for three years. Sadly we are running out of hope as...
    Allan 50 views 2 comments Most recent by smmm
  • Roboat
    Surgeries question
    Hi, my 47 year old daughter has just had her second surgery this week after the results of a laparoscopic surgery to remove one...
    Roboat 76 views 3 comments Most recent by chrishayward
  • Roboat
    Hi I'm Rosemary
    Hi , I live in Victoria, my 47 year old daughter is in Darwin and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer a few weeks ago...
    Roboat 67 views 2 comments Most recent by Roboat
  • julesCWA
    What a journey!
    Hi, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer in July 2017.  I completed 36 infusions of chemo and five surgeries and I am...
    julesCWA 76 views 1 comment Most recent by chrishayward
  • JuneL
    Newly diagnosed
    Hi everyone I’m June. I’m 56 and I’ve just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer three days ago, but  I don’t know what stage it’s at just...
    JuneL 117 views 4 comments Most recent by chrishayward
  • Gregry
    First Chemo Today
    Hi there - I am Angela Diagnosed 12 March - First chemo 15 March Feeling ok so far Now that I have started my recovery journey I...
    Gregry 49 views 5 comments Most recent by chrishayward
  • taniak
    Hi there
    Hi all. Seeking a bit of advice. Caring for my mum - recurring stage 4 ovarian cancer. Currently on oral chemo to buy more...
    taniak 46 views 2 comments Most recent by chrishayward
  • Maureen
    Low fibre diet after bowel obstruction
    hi I was diagnosed stage 4 May 2018 have had chemo,debulking surgery,4 avastan now on Calyex. Last month I had bowel obstruction and collapsed...
    Maureen 92 views 3 comments Most recent by chrishayward