DX Stage 3B Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
9 cycles of Carboplatin/taxol/selenium ( Phase 1 Clinical Trial)
October 3, 2008
Recurrence : CT scan shows lesions on my spleen and liver
Spleenectomy , Liver resection
6 cycles ( carbo/taxol 2 cycles then 4 taxol only)
July 29, 2010
ALIVE and NED
The 10-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 38%. (ACS Cancer Facts, 2012)
I am grateful to be in that 38%.
I am grateful for the love and support of my family and friends.
I am grateful for my faith.
I am grateful for Dr Lorna Rodriguez and Dr Darlene Gibbon at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. I would not be here without the excellent and compassionate care they provide.
I want to give back to these doctors who have given me 10 years of life so I have created a personal campaign to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Support Fund at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (RCINJ). If you are able please donate and support the exciting ovarian cancer research being done at RCINJ. Please click here to get to my fundraising page.
Every Day is a Blessing!