Survivor Stories / Tributes

Carole Yarmo

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Dedication:

Me.. I am a survivor

Personal Description:

I HAD BOTH OVARIES OUT DUE TO OVARIAN CANCER
I WAS NEVER ABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN
SO THIS IS VERY CLOSE TO ME
IF I CAN HELP OTHERS DEAL WITH THIS
MYSTERIOUS FORM OF CANCER
I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS IT

Last updated on: 11/11/2009


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My cancer was found in the summer of 2006. It was found due to my CA125. I had the pelvic ultrasound but it just found a cyst of my left ovary. I wanted my ovaries out because of the cancer in my family. My mom had breast cancer when she was 60 but is still here at the age of 87. We lost my Aunt and best friend in June of 2006. She had lung cancer. The cancer was definetly found when I went to get my ovaries out on Halloween of 2006 and was sent to an gyn/oncologist and had a hysterectomy on Nov. 13. After that, I had 8 treatments of chemo starting in Jan. 2006 and ending in May 2007. About 2 months ago my CA125 went from 14 to 27. My ob/gyn sent me to have a cat scan which came back negative and my next CA125 went down to 25. My family doctor wanted me to have an MRI and a ovature blood test which my ob/gyn said was not necessary but I had them anyway. They were also both negative. However, my CA125 went back up and this time to 29. Being scared I called my gyn/onc and was told not to be concerned. I go back to him on Dec. 4th. I don’t know when you were diagnosed or what stage you were at but I was a Stage 3 which would have never been found if I didn’t say I wanted my ovaries out. I trust my ob/gyn and just hope and pray that God let’s me continue to be OK. I have a lot to be here for. My husband of 41 years and I am going to be here to see my Granddaughter and Grandson get married and make me a GreatGrandmother!!! Of that I am determined. Even though my ob/gyn said he wasn’t that much concerned I am still terrified of a recurrence. So, let me know a little more about yourself. By the way, my appointment is Dec. 4th is 5 days before my 65th birthday so I hope and pray that it is a happy one. Thanks for letting me run my mouth off to you. Jean Reecamper

Jean Reecamper – 10/22/2008