Ovarian cancer is a disease in which, depending on the type and stage of the disease, malignant (cancerous) cells are found inside, near, or on the outer layer of the ovaries. An ovary is one of two small, almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus that store eggs, or germ cells, and produce female hormones estrogen and progesterone. (ovarian.org)
WOW, where to start? Giving all thanks to the man up stairs!! And here we go! Back in 2008, I had to have a "complete" hysterectomy. I went on with life as normal, I was working out and still having a lot of back pain.
After three months of having medical issues, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer during what we thought was going to be a routine laparoscopic procedure. So, at 28 years old, I woke up from surgery to find out I had undergone a complete hysterectomy and would be starting chemo in two weeks.
My name is Rhonda Reeve. I was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer in November 2015. I was 52 years old at diagnosis and thought I was menopausal – I definitely did not think I would have a cancer diagnosis!!