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kentuckygirl77 posted:
I just find out 2weeks ago I have ovarian Caner in stage2c. I am to take cancer treatments in Nashville Tn. Does anyone know about what i can expect. I am very scared and nervous.
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Andrew Berchuck, MD responded:
Sounds like your cancer was diagnosed earlier than most and was confined to the pelvic area. Am not sure what type of chemotherapy you will be receiving, but this usually includes a platinum drug and a taxane drug. A description of chemotherapy side effects can be found on the Women's Cancer Network web site at the link below. This site has been developed by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation and contains a lot of good information about ovarian cancer.

http://www.wcn.org/articles/treatment/chemotherapy/side_effects/index.html
 
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suedun responded:
Hi my name is sue,I am taking chemo for my ovarian cancer.I had 6 treatments.Lost my hair after number two.DONT BE SCARED,Its not bad.Good luck and I will pray for you.Sue
 
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minazena responded:
I was diagnosed with stage 13c in 2002. I did well on chemo.
I was not sick I took Zofran for nausea and dexamethasone. I started loosing my hair about the second week after my first treatment. the way you know your hair is about to fall out is the back or your scalp will become soar. I also took iron pill three times a day so I would not have to take Procrit. The only problem I had was weight gain.


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