Leila Bjorklund

First post: Apr 19, 2017 Latest post: Jan 26, 2018
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I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer in January of 2016 as a result of an emergency room visit for a simple unrelated issue.  In February I underwent surgery to remove my ovaries and another non cancerous tumor in my stomach.  I left Rochester with lots of encouragement that I was going to make it through this and being the trooper that I am I was determined to do so!
I began my chemo treatments in March and was very happy that I was able to take the chemo where I would not lose my hair.  After six treatments (about 20 weeks later) I was told I was cancer free!  So I began the process of healing my body from the effects that chemo had had on me.  By my six month check up in February of 2017 I was feeling great so imagine my surprise when I was told my cancer was back.  
With my tumor marker number from my ca125 test being 197 we chose to wait a few weeks to test again before I made a decision about treatment.  My most recent count was 2950 which prompted the doctor to order chemo immediately.  Thus begins my second round of chemo.

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