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 forum; via latest posts, most popular posts, categories or tags. Please see below for further instructions and don't hesitate to contact the team at ocaconnect@ovariancancer.net.au or on 1300 660 334 (during business hours) with any questions on using the forum.

Hayley, Support Coordinator

Exploring the Forum

1.                  Once you have logged in you will see a list of recent discussions; click a discussion to read the original post and any responses.

2.                  Choose “Popular Posts” to see most popular posts

3.                  Posts can then be filtered by “Like”, “Insightful”, “Hug” or “Lol” 

4.                  Click All Categories to see a list of each board and private board; remember that the first board is visible to all visitors to the page whereas the Private Board is only visible to registered and logged in users.

5.                  Click “Popular Tags” to explore posts based on your interests


  • Hi I am unsure how the Activity Page is to be used? Please advise. Thank you. Ricky

  • To any ladies out there that have a rare type of ovarian cancer called Granulosa Cell Tumour,I would like to hear from you . I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago but I suspect I had it for about 6 years before that. Ive had 5 ops and finished my 2nd lot of chemo this January, So now Im a Stay at Home surviver in this Covid 19 very strange year. Please let me know how you are going?

  • Hello Ricky! You can use the activity page to leave comments on other members pages. Enjoy :)

  • Hello everyone, my wife has been diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian about week and a half ago and has had her first chemo treatment last Tuesday. I have read lots of other posts since then. I know, well I don't have a clue what to expect with chemo. I am continually reading up on info about side effects. I know everyone is different, but so far after 5 days after chemo, the most significant side effect she is having is pain around her pelvic area and the bones in her legs. Two nights ago was excruciating all night. Her chemo drugs are Carboplatin and Paclitaxel. I googled them and the Paclitaxel is the one that mainly causes joints and muscle pain. I am trying to find as much info as I can to ease my mind as well as my wife's mind. I feel useless seeing her suffer so much, but I can't stop the pain.

    I also would like to get involved in Ovarian Cancer seminars, events or other activities. I don't know what to expect in this journey, but I am extremely confident that it won't be an easy ride. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.


  • Hello Jose,

    I've sent you an email.

    Kind regards,

    OCA Support

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