Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond

Monica - ovarian cancer

I'm a 45 year old woman diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in July 2001.  I had extensive surgery followed with 6 rounds of chemo.  I'm thrilled to say that i have No Evidence of Disease at this time. 

I was extremely devastated because at first it was thought that I had pancreatic cancer.  After numerous tests, it turned out to be ovarian.  Being a normally in control person, I hit ROCK BOTTOM not knowing how I was going to get through it all and gain back my control.  It came in time.

One thing I DID and STILL do is that after EVERY chemo, CT scan, blood test, I "reward" myself.  It can be as small as a latte or as big as a new purse, my real weakness!!!  Stay Strong. is designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. For information about the 4th Angel Mentoring Program visit