Hello Everyone, I am Helen

edited December 2019 in Welcome & Orientation

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

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