Interview 42- Ovarian cancer
Age at interview: 57
Age at diagnosis: 56
Brief outline: Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2003 following abdominal pain (diagnosed as gall stones) and bloating. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.
Background: Social services care manager, divorced, three adult children.
- Age at interview:
- Age at diagnosis:
- Social services care manager, divorced, three adult children.
She [the oncologist] told me that it would be only a few months if I didn't have any chemotherapy, I would only have a few months and, that the chemotherapy that she was offering was a gold, what she said, her words were “Gold star treatment” and that it was very well worth having. Because I'd explained to others I didn't want to have, just have chemotherapy and not have any quality of life, having just watched my friend die of cancer, so, you know, I was very, that had only happened 6 weeks ago, so 6 weeks before I'd seen the gy, I'd seen the oncologist.
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