Diagnosis & Treatment

Ovarian Cancer
Medical Center
Kaiser Irvine CA
Dr. Jay Shah KP - Irvine, CA
Dr. Jay Shah KP - Irvine, CA
Clinical Trials
Medical Treatment
Details of Treatment
I had a hysterectomy, and I had 3 chemo treatments every two weeks.
Medication During Treatment
Paclitaxel and Carboplatin
Alternative Therapies During Treatment
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I realized we only have one life to live and you need to enjoy yourself.
I take Nutrafol multivitamin plus a anti-stress add on. I also take 1MD probiotic.
WHAt helped me during treatment
Favorite Quote
Advice for Others
You got this! You are stronger than you think! You can win over cancer. You will have days you do not feel good after your treatments, but you will get through it and be stronger because of it.

My Story

It was divine intervention the way they found the cancer.  I had woken up not being able to pee. Come to find out I have an ovarian cyst bigger than a football. My surgeon, Dr. Shah, told me with surgery he would remove everything but leave my right ovary for hormones; the left ovary was enlarged so it would be taken. During the surgery they saw suspicious tissue on the left ovary which looked like cancer so they also took the right ovary. It turned out to be ovarian cancer stage 1, grade 3. The cancer had not metastasized anywhere else so it was removed with the surgery. The chemo was preventative as they wanted to ensure there were not cancerous cells they could not see. After 3 treatments, they did the CA 125 blood test and it was normal so I didn't need to do any more treatments. For a year I do the same blood test every 3 months then after that it will be every 6 months and as long as it is normal, no more treatments. I am still in a bit of shock that it was cancer as it does not run in my family; the cysts do. I was lucky as the chemo did not make me very sick. My treatments were on a Thursday; on Saturday and Sunday I would feel nauseous but the meds helped. Monday and Tuesday I would have body aches from my teeth to my toes and have low energy. I binged watched shows and told myself I can get through this and will come out stronger. My husband was my rock and it helped to have two doggies to snuggle with. I ate quite a bit of boiled chicken and carrots with noddles with butter. and drank Canada Dry. The fact that I had cancer and went through chemo still feels surreal. I am one of the lucky ones as they caught it early; ovarian cancer is usually found at stage 3 or 4. That is why I say it was divine intervention: I had no pain nor was I sick.. If i hadn't woken up not being able to go to the bathroom, the cancer would have spread.. I thank God every day!

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