I had mysterious nonspecific abdominal pain all of 2013. I saw every specialist known over that heat. Everything was negative. Jan. 2014. I had my physical with a doctor I'd switched to. She immediately saw something that shouldn't have been there-blood. I'm post-menopausal and she told me vaginal blood is never normal after that. I had a sonogram, the huge stage 2B tumor on my right ovary was discovered. A few weeks later I had an extensive surgery, the following month I started on chemo. That lasted from April to August, almost weekly. I got a bowel obstruction and pneumonia, had 4 units of blood transfused during that time. My sister and a friend were my support people, I'm unmarried. So far, every scan I've had looks pretty good, my blood tests are all fine.
A note, I'd had DCIS in my left breast in 2006 but my BRCA was negative even a month before the new cancer was found.
I guess I'm lucky it was found early and treated aggressively. Lucky is a relative term.