Overcoming Ovarian Cancer, Twice



Overcoming Ovarian Cancer, Twice

Ovarian cancer is often called a silent killer because its early symptoms are vague and easily confused with signs of other conditions. Cindy Weiss received the dreaded diagnosis twice.

By Everyday Health Editors

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Cindy Weiss of Jacksonville, Florida, was in her thirties when her doctor told her something no woman wants to hear: She had stage 4 ovarian cancer and needed immediate treatment: a hysterectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy.

Surgeons removed her uterus and both ovaries and fallopian tubes. But Weiss considered herself lucky: Her cancer was caught in time. For many women, that's not the case.

Early symptoms of ovarian cancer include abdominal bloating or a stomachache. Some women figure it’s a digestive problem or stress, and don’t think to see a doctor. Often, ovarian cancer has spread by the time it's diagnosed.

For two years after surgery, Weiss was cancer-free. But one day when she just didn't feel right, she knew not to ignore the signs. The cancer had returned. Six months of chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, left her, once again, cancer-free, and it's now been eight years since her second diagnosis

Weiss still thinks about the risk that the cancer could return, but she's moved ahead with her life. She married her longtime boyfriend, David, and they've adopted a daughter, Charlotte.

Weiss continues to go for testing every six months. She says the lesson of her experience is to listen to your body, and if something doesn't feel right, pay attention. See your doctor, ask questions, and get a second opinion if you're not satisfied with the answers.






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Date: 09.12.2018, 21:15 / Views: 44174