Tag Archives: PARP inhibitor

Joining the 44%: Surviving 5 Years with Ovarian Cancer

It’s my “cancer-versary” today and I’m proud and surprised to have made it this far. Five years ago I was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it to Christmas. But it looks like … Continue reading

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CA 125 Drops 6,100 Points After First Taxol

I remember the days when I was excited about my CA 125 dropping six points, never mind 6,000. But after chemo four-and-half years ago, the tumour marker was in single digits. Anything lower than 32 is considered normal. So the closer … Continue reading

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So Much for Super Heroes: Moving On After a Clinical Trial

Twenty-six years ago I was a brand new mother with an infant son. New life entered the world as my parents received a stunning diagnosis: my strong, tall, lean, sailor father had cancer. Only two months before that phone call he … Continue reading

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Ariel2: My New Superhero Fighting Ovarian Cancer

Tomorrow, Tuesday, I start the ARIEL2 clinical trial with high hopes that it will make me well and let me live longer. A lot longer. And it’s not a moment too soon. I’ve been living in limbo land since my last caelyx … Continue reading

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