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    Just my way of trying to help. If this inspires one person to get checked out that wouldnt have done otherwise it will be worthwhile. Also just hope it shows that people can get through cancer - i remember when i was ill reading about people who fought the disease and lost their fight, just hope this shows some people do get through it ok.
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    I'm a survivor of ovarian cancer (I'm not going to post a wall of text but my story can be seen here or you can read what is pretty much a diary of my experience here.
    I got diagnosed at university, left uni to have treatment at home which included 4 rounds of BEP chemo which was possibly the same as wilco04's chemo - my kind of ovarian cancer is like a testicular cancer equivalent and more likely to appear in younger women. After reading this account I feel like I got off "lightly", whatever that is when it's at home. And by lightly I still went bald, got tinnitus, gained 2 stone from the steroids, got ulcers and wound up having about 4 blood transfusions. I also had two surgeries, one to my neck (cancer was stage IV having spread to lymph nodes in the neck) and one on my abdomen.
    Anyway, despite all that I got back to uni in October this year and I want now is to get on with my life! I saw my consultant team last week and thankfully still in full remission.

    Take my advice. If you don't feel right, see a doctor. If you still don't feel right, get yourself some answers! I had to see my GP 5 times before I got an appointment with a specialist, so by the time they found my cancer I had stage IV cancer with a tumour the size of an avocado.
    While I was having my chemo, my friend noticed a lump on his testicle. He had to ask twice before he got a scan but he'd seen what had happened to me so he did just that. The scan revealed he had cancer. He'd caught it so early that it only required a small operation to remove the testicle, and it was being diligent which saved him from an experience like mine and wilco04's.
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    (Original post by Cohen)
    I'm a survivor of ovarian cancer (I'm not going to post a wall of text but my story can be seen here or you can read what is pretty much a diary of my experience here.
    I got diagnosed at university, left uni to have treatment at home which included 4 rounds of BEP chemo which was possibly the same as wilco04's chemo - my kind of ovarian cancer is like a testicular cancer equivalent and more likely to appear in younger women. After reading this account I feel like I got off "lightly", whatever that is when it's at home. And by lightly I still went bald, got tinnitus, gained 2 stone from the steroids, got ulcers and wound up having about 4 blood transfusions. I also had two surgeries, one to my neck (cancer was stage IV having spread to lymph nodes in the neck) and one on my abdomen.
    Anyway, despite all that I got back to uni in October this year and I want now is to get on with my life! I saw my consultant team last week and thankfully still in full remission.

    Take my advice. If you don't feel right, see a doctor. If you still don't feel right, get yourself some answers! I had to see my GP 5 times before I got an appointment with a specialist, so by the time they found my cancer I had stage IV cancer with a tumour the size of an avocado.
    While I was having my chemo, my friend noticed a lump on his testicle. He had to ask twice before he got a scan but he'd seen what had happened to me so he did just that. The scan revealed he had cancer. He'd caught it so early that it only required a small operation to remove the testicle, and it was being diligent which saved him from an experience like mine and wilco04's.
    How often will you need to have checkups now then?

    Thanks for sharing, and good luck with university.
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    I read through everything. You're an inspiration for those who have been diagnosed, and need the strength to carry on. I'm sure you're going to have an amazing life xx
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    Wow, it was such a heartbreaking story to read, but it had a happy ending and that's what matters It's a shame in soaps and dramas the subject is only glossed over a period of episodes or a few weeks. I hope your story has as much influence on people to go and get checked for ANY cancer as what Jade Goody had done with Cervical cancer before she died. I know this is of no comparison at all, but I am a type 1 diabetic and I was really looking forward to the Coronation Street storyline a few years ago where Katy (her Dad was called Tommy and she had a brother called Craig from what I remember - she dated Martin Platt I think) became diabetic, as it would have given my friends a better understanding of my condition. The storyline lasted 2 weeks, and was completely forgotten about until the episode where she deliberately got herself in a coma by having too much sugar - I felt the writers insulted diabetics with that, and I haven't really watched the show as avidly since. Ruby in Home & Away - it was glossed over, but they haven't sank to that low yet. In conclusion, you are an inspiration to many people. We just need to get this thread bumped as much as possible, so other people can see you in the same way that we do.
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    (Original post by Rizzletastic)
    How often will you need to have checkups now then?

    Thanks for sharing, and good luck with university.
    I'm currently having a check up every 3 months and a scan every 6.
    It's kinda a side note but worth mentioning...one weird cancer thing is how it's kinda hard when you finish the treatment. You get so used to seeing doctors and having constant reassurance...when you go a month or two without, it can really mess with your head. I felt pretty paranoid right before my last check but again, yay for everything being fine, and thank you
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    cool story bro (genuine)
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    Yeah it was BEP i had for my chemo. You have been through it too. Just think it is good that these stories are out there and it helps to show that you can get through it and get back to doing what you were before.
 
 
 
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