Patient Comments: Ovarian Cancer - Diagnosis

How did your ovarian cancer diagnosis come about?

Comment from: skittlesRgood92, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

I'm 23 and have been battling health problems for a few years but now I have insurance and am getting things checked out. I have awful joint pain, facial hair growth, abdominal and pelvic aching and pains, bloating especially at night, no menstruation in 3 years, rapid pulse, fatigue, depression, mood swings, etc. My obstetrician/gynecologist was very concerned and said she suspects ovarian cancer or pre cancer. I'm waiting for my lab and exam results and am having a transvaginal ultrasound soon. I also have a breast lump and my mother died at 29 with breast cancer.

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Comment from: Cathy1, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

I had severe chest pains and had tests that revealed an aneurysm in the ascending aorta, but the CT scan showed a tumor attached to my ovary. Blood test showed cancer markers are up. I am scheduled to have another CT scan in two days and removal of ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and cervix scheduled for next week. I still don"t know for sure that it"s cancer.

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Comment from: Julie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I had a diagnosis of pneumonia. After many antibiotics, I got diarrhea. The doctor asked for stool specimens, but within hours, I never had another bowel movement. I went to ER after vomiting copious amount of black/green bile mixed with blood. A CT scan revealed a large abdominal mass blocking my lower colon. During a colonoscopy, they were unable to push the scope through the mass. A laparotomy revealed stage 4 ovarian cancer. I've had three treatments so far, and will get another CT scan to see if the cancer has shrunk enough to surgically remove the rest of it.

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Comment from: Jennie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 24

I'm concerned that I might have ovarian cancer. I have a lot of the symptoms that people on here mention. I'm so scared. I'm going for my pelvic ultrasound on May 1st.

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Comment from: roveo1, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 08

I was constipated and had an obstruction in bowel before I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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