Hi , i am new to this group and was wondering if anyone can help to share any information that they are aware of , where someone has had ovarian cancer and survived without having ovaries removed or hysterectomy?
I am 37 years old , and i have stage 1C, the grade 2 tumour was found in left ovary and removed via a laparoscopy.
Some free fluid escaled and testes positive.
Dialogue between oncologist and myself has not been so helpful. He couldn't answer many of my questions.
I don't want the hysterectomy or my ovaries removed. I believe that the cancer cells will be destroyed by my body through natural remedies.
I cannot face losing my organs at this age, onset of menopause without HRT and even a hysterectomy which will lead to my bowels falling lower into my abdomen as there will not be any support and never having an enjoyable sex life again.
I am wondering if i should just allow myself that die. I don't see the sense in growing old if i wont be happy with losing all my organs in a hysterectomy. They also suggested removal of the lymph nodes which can cause serious long term permanent swelling of the legs.
I am open to chemotherapy... but not surgery.
I just can't go on like this.
Please could you let me know if i will have certain death bu not having the surgery. What are the stats?