It was a suggestion from Nyc lady to share my Mum's story cause I guess its great to hear a good story too.
My Mum was diagnosed with Serous cyst adenocarcinoma in 1994 (aged 48) after having a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with omentectomy (these big words are from the notes!) for a cyst on her left ovary. She had had a hysterectomy, like myself, in her late 30's.
She was extremely lucky as she cannot remember having any symptoms but noticed a lump in her abdomen. Then from seeing her doctor, the very next day after feeling it, to the time of the scan etc, surgery was only matter of a couple of weeks, and by that time the cyst had got considerably bigger (around size of a grapefruit).
The result of the cancer after biopsy was of course shocking, but the surgeon was confident that the tumour was taken out as a 'whole' entity. Mum had chemotherapy and then was cleared and has been clear since.
It seemed to all happen so very fast and I guess we were not real aware of everything then, until now of course, when I have been gathering more info. On reflection she thinks she may have had some symptoms such as a 'wavy' feeling in her abdomen, but nothing really specific. She is a real special lady and my best friend so I do count myself a lucky girl as it is now going on 14 years 'free'.
Love to all