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25 Jun 2019 12:30

Good morning everyone,

I have come here to seek some support as I am completely petrified.

Ive had what the doctors thought was a benign ovarian dermoid cyst but has turned out to be a cancer.

I have been told that it’s a 1C cancer and I need to have a scan and then my plan will be put together.

I have spent my life fearing something like this happening-very anxious person-and now it’s here and I am terrified. I’m 37 and have a teenage child.

My family are upset but trying to be positive but I am freaking out and falling apart.

Please help?



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25 Jun 2019 13:00 in response to MidgeandIvy

Hi midgeandivy, I've been looking through the forum and found some names for you, @joanne3146 ‍, @tower123 ‍, @Gemmy ‍ or @Kindred1977 ‍ hopefully these will get in touch with you soon,. Best wishes.


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25 Jun 2019 13:02 in response to Billygoat

Thank you so much Billy, I really appreciate that. I do hope that I hear from them soon. 

I am petrified.



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25 Jun 2019 13:12 in response to MidgeandIvy

Hopefully they won't be too long but some only come on forum every so often, oh" welcome "to the club nobody wants to join sometimes people only come on here to let off steam have a good rant,. I'm looking after my disabled wife 24 /7 so i get time to check through things,. I've also got non curable cancer, but being on here takes my mind off my problems a bit IF I can help others I'm happy,. God bless.


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25 Jun 2019 13:19 in response to Billygoat

Hello Billy,

I really do appreciate your reply. Thank you. You hit the nail on the head-the club that no one wants to be a part of. I’m glad that being here gives you some respite.



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25 Jun 2019 13:37 in response to MidgeandIvy

Hey J, so sorry to hear your news and you will be spinning from that, I hope they act quickly and you don't get left waiting as that is really bad if you are anxious 

My journey is unfolding and to be honest I'm freaking out, my mum starts her chemo tomorrow and we are arranging father in laws funeral.. Some time of it. 


I see you have 1c and hopefully all caught in good time. Can you contact support and talk things through? I have accessed counselling which starts this week.

I totally get you re the fearful bit, I have had anxiety about my health since I had skin cancer in 2008 but more so after my mums first cancer in 2014. 


Please keep posting and reaching out for support or just to vent, this has been a helpful group for me


I'm keeping everything crossed for you.. me..and everyone in this situation x

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25 Jun 2019 16:12 in response to Billygoat

Thank you for the tag 


Hi J, I’m so sorry to hear your news! The waiting game has got to be so hard right now with the diagnosis. I’m at the early stages I’ve just gone to my GP today and I’ll be having my blood tests on Thursday and the results the following Friday and that’s hard enough I can’t imagine how you’re feeling. 


I keep findig myself thinking the worst as I’ve had on and off symptoms for a while but it’s been constant now for a few weeks. My aunt has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and she’s at hospital today for her treatment plan. I’ve lost a lot of family to cancer recently. We have a big family so it’s bound to happen more to us. I sat up most the night crying thinking of my 5 kids I could potentially leave behind. I don’t have a diagnosis yet and I pray I’ll be okay but the fear is real. I don’t think I’d cope well with a diagnosis. 


How are you coping? Do you have enough support around you? 


What were your main symptoms of you don’t mind me asking? 


Im 33 with 15, 12, 7, 4 and 2 year olds and I’ve already had CIN3 treatment on my cervix 11 years ago.


best wishes and praying for a speedy and full recovery for you x

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27 Jun 2019 08:00 in response to Anonymous

Hello Beatricex,

Thank you so much for replying to me, I massively appreciate it.

Today I have my scan and tomorrow the results, to say I am petrified it the understatement of the year. I’ve always had health anxiety and feared this and then it arrives at the door-it’s like being in a nightmare during the day and going to sleep provides the respite.

I am so sorry for where you currently are in life, but even through that you’ve taken the time to reach out to a stranger to comfort her-that tells me you are stronger than you perhaps know and you are so kind.

I have a therapist that I see privately for childhood related things and was just about to stop that as life was great and then this happened so I had an emergency appointment with her following my diagnosis.

 Thank you for all of your kind words and yes, please do reach out


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27 Jun 2019 08:11 in response to joanne3146

Hello Joanne,

Thank you so much for reaching out to me, it’s so kind of you.

Like you, I’m terrified, I am beyond scared just like you of leaving my child behind. 

I have my scan today and results to follow, my anxiety is through the roof but I am trying so hard to keep busy, stay positive and be brave.

I am so sorry to hear about your aunt’s diagnosis, I’m sending her best wishes and courage for the journey ahead-how is she feeling?

I am so sorry you spent the night crying, bless your heart, as a mother I completely empathise. When will you get your results? I will keep everything crossed for you that it’s all clear and god forbid should it not be, we are here to support each other. 

I had no symptoms at all, it was found in a routine surgery to remove an apparent benign dermoid cyst on my ovary. 

Thank you for taking the time to reach out to a stranger, that in itself makes you a wonderful person, thank you.



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27 Jun 2019 10:23 in response to MidgeandIvy

I will be thinking about you today and sending love 

One foot in front of the other till its done 



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27 Jun 2019 14:22 in response to Anonymous

Thank you so much Beatrice. I am so scared, I’m going to keep repeating those words in my mind-one foot in front of the other.xx

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27 Jun 2019 14:42 in response to MidgeandIvy

I know, same here.. I just keep saying one day at a time and one foot in front of the other till its done. Message anytime you are anxious and we can talk it out xx

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27 Jun 2019 19:37 in response to MidgeandIvy

Thank you for your kind words


i hope everything goes well for you, it’s good they’ve caught it early! 


Good luck for your results keep us updated


much love xxx

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27 Jun 2019 19:38 in response to MidgeandIvy

Oh and my aunt is very positive surprisingly! 

Shes had cancer and beat it before (breast) and she’s also had multiple heart attacks. She’s a strong woman!!

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27 Jun 2019 19:42 in response to joanne3146

My mum is the same, she said let's get this radiotherapy started..

Second time with cancer, got mild damage to brain from being in Icu, multiple blood clots, osteoporosis and lots more

Inspiration x