My sister had ovarian cancer, went through a full hysterectomy and chemotherapy treatments in 2000. Since that time she has had to go back for chemotherapy a few times and a couple small surgeries as the cancer spread to other areas. I should also mention that she has been on maintenance chemotherapy drugs, of some sort, now for about a year. She is very guarded and does not like to talk about it in any way, shape or fashion. Mostly, she tries her best to pretend she doesn't have it. She says it is something that happened to her not who she is.
She has said it does not look good but she is already on the winning side of the odds. She has pretty much accepted this may get her in the end but intends to live a long time while it tries. I so want to understand but respect her way of dealing with it. How can she have ovarian cancer if there are no longer any female organs? What do you call the cancer? Ovarian? Does the recurrences and maintenance drug regime mean she is labeled terminal? I would be appreciative of any insight, guesses, words you have for me. Thank you.