My wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Sept '11. She had a laparotomy and her ovaries, tubes, womb & omentum were removed together with "kilograms" of tumour, but we told there was inoperable tumour remaining in the colon and spleen.
She was then started on Paclitaxel/Carboplatin (PC) chemo; we persuaded her oncologist to sanction our use of Curcumin at the same time (having read great things about this ingredient of the curry spice, Turmeric, on the internet).
After three rounds of PC a scan showed significant improvement but the remaining tumour was still considered inoperable, so the next 3 rounds of chemo was scheduled to be followed by a one-year course of Avastin. Another scan was taken at the end of the chemo and the Avastin treatment was started.
It turned out that the scan at the end of the 6th chemo showed a remarkable change, so the oncologist got back to the surgical team and they scheduled an operation for optimal debulking and possible bowel resection. They had to wait 6 weeks after the last of the Avastin was given and the surgery took place last week.
A 12 inch section of the colon had to be removed because of damage previously caused by the cancer... but there was no active disease visible on it or anywhere else in the abdomen - even the spleen was completely normal in appearence!
The cancer surgeon told us that he has no doubt that the PC chemo regime, Curcumin & subsequent Avastin have together somehow brought about this fantastic reversal of our situation.
We are now looking forward to a precautionary further 3 rounds of PC chemo and then a genuine hope of a long-lasting "cure"!
If you are reading this and know someone on (or about to start) PC chemo for ovarian cancer - why not discuss this with their oncologist too? (I would never advise taking supplements without letting your medical team know... it is known, for example, that Curcumin can actually intefere with other types of chemotherapy!)
I wish you the best in your encounter with this vile disease and hope that the sufferer in your case can achieve some sort of similar improvement - it's not necessarily the immediate death sentence my wife and I assumed it was at the end of last year!