Hi i was diagnosed on xmas eve with stage 3c ovarian cancer after an MRI scan confirmed the stage. On 12th December an ultrasound scan had shown a large mass on my left ovary and i had 7 litres of ascites drained 2 days later so i knew what i was dealing with at this point and it was just a case of waiting for the official staging. During the awful ' lets get treatment started NOW' phase i have been very positive and had some fantastic support from my wonderful family and friends but as well as them this website has provided me with a massive sense of belief that i can beat this. I have been following all your wonderful blogs since my cousin pointed me in the direction of the website and this has taught me to ignore the stats and focus on all the posiives! I would love to hear about anyone else diagnosed at this stage who have had chemo first before surgery and also if the chemo helped to suppress ascites too. Thankyou!
p.s sorry i forgot to say i am starting chemo tomorrow!! Chemo brain and i havent even started yet!