Hello Everyone, I am Helen
In 2012 at age 60 I was diagnosed with stage 4 Ovarian Cancer and had an operation and chemotherapy. I have since had two recurrences of the disease in 2014 and 2015. My cancer is now under control and I have fortunately been able to participate in a trial in Sydney with a drug called Olaparib, a parp inhibitor. It is suitable for those patients that also have the BRCA2 gene fault. As a number of my relatives have this BRCA2 gene fault I am particularly interested in research and options available for those people affected by this gene fault.
I am pleased that this online forum has been established and am looking forward to further discussion, participation and support that this sort of forum can offer.
Take care Helen