Clear Cell Chemo: I have been diagnosed... - SHARE Ovarian Can...

SHARE Ovarian Cancer Support

2,386 members844 posts

Clear Cell Chemo

MaryHynes profile image
MaryHynes

I have been diagnosed with clear cell 1c. I did my research and discussed possible options with my oncologist and made a decision that is definitely not for everyone. I decided against doing chemo. The decision was not made lightly. I went into our meeting thinking that there would be some discussion over number of cycles and if there were other possible treatments. Once I had all the facts I decided that for me no chemo was my best option. As I’ve said this is not the right decision for everyone with my type and stage of ovarian cancer but I do urge not automatically doing chemo because that’s what’s done. Do what works for you

7 Replies

Well said. Each of us regardless of what stage or form of ovarian cancer needs to be educated about all our options and make the best decisions for our own particular situation.

Gwen

Hello,

I was diagnosed with stage 1A. After the shock, I was on the fence about having the chemo. I really felt I didn't want it but it is high grade and after fighting with myself, I had my first treatment two weeks ago.

May I ask if you are seeking other alternatives?

MaryHynes profile image
MaryHynes in reply to mmont

Not at the moment. Obviously a healthy living lifestyle is extremely important.

raesposito20 profile image
raesposito20 in reply to mmont

Hello, Hope you are well. How are you doing?

mmont profile image
mmont in reply to raesposito20

Hello,

I'm doing much better, thank you for asking. How are you? I hope all is well.

raesposito20 profile image
raesposito20 in reply to mmont

I'm so glad to hear that! I have my second chemo next week and I am having a difficult time deciding whether to complete 3, 4, or up to 6 cycles of chemo. I wish there were more research studies available on this very rare OC. :(

raesposito20 profile image
raesposito20 in reply to mmont

I am curious, how many treatments did you wind up completing?

You may also like...