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  • Ovarian Cancer not in Ovaries

    Robyn, I have similar. I had both ovaries and fallopian tubes removed 10 years ago due to cysts (not cancer).

    I have been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer 9 months ago but in fact it is peritoneal cancer - the tissue is the same apparently.

    I've had 8 rounds of chemo and I'm now on IV Avestan every three weeks. (An antibody treatment.) So far so good but the oncologist has told me that it is a wait and see situations I have 3 more sessions to go. The government covers the cost of it for one year only. $36,000 for the treatment. I dread that things will change once Ive finished the treatment as my doctor says that the average time that it will return is about two years. But then there are other treatments. I'm 72 and frankly I don't know if I can go through chemo again. The doctor said that the next chemo if I decide to have it will not be so gruelling.

    Good luck Robyn and if you feel like it, please stay in touch.

    indiastella