ovarian cancer

  • Posts: 3
    Edited by: supportann - 09/03/2016 08:35

    Hi can any one help me make a decision I have just been diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer and have been offered surgery this will be major surgery has cancer is affecting my bowel bladder and upper stomach and above the spleen I will probably need 2 bags 1 for bowel and bladder then I will need chemotherapy they have told me the cancer will come back but dont know how long i would have 10 years or 1 year they dont know  i would be lying if I said im not scared im terrified but having seen a friend die of bowel cancer it makes me feel is it worth it.  At this moment I am pain free and I am living a full normal life if I dont have surgery I still dont know how long ive got but I want to die with dignity and do what will give me the best quality of life for whatever time I have left.for all of you out there who have gone through it was it worth  it  

  • Posts: 94
    09/03/2016  14:40

    Hi Supportann, 

    I am sorry to read of the difficult decisions you need to make. Here at Marie Curie, like many charity helplines, we’re not able to give specific medical advice.  But Ovacome is a specialist ovarian cancer charity and you can speak to a specialist nurse on their Freephone number 0800 008 7054.They may be able to provide you with further guidance.

    If you would like to talk to us please call the Support Line on 0800 090 2309.

    Brigette.


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