Our friend Traci received information that has changed her life and her families! She went in for a routine annual exam, when her doctor felt something in her uterus that she wanted to check further. She had an ultrasound that was a bit concerning, some blood work that was also concerning, and an MRI that showed some issues. She was sent to a gynecological oncologist who quickly scheduled her for a full hysterectomy. She went in for that procedure on Monday, 11/13/17, but unfortunately the doctor found cancer and was unable to proceed with the surgery. Instead, he installed a chemo port and began the initial plan for her recovery.
Traci was diagnosed with Stage IIIC Ovarian Cancer and began her road to recovery on 11/16/17 with her first dose of chemotherapy. Traci then spent 12 of her first 13 days in the hospital under excellent care and monitoring as she began her chemotherapy.
As you can imagine, there is a lot of information for her and her family to share, and a lot of caring people who want to keep informed. We figured this site may help Traci facilitate sharing this information to anyone who'd like to stay informed.
In addition, as Traci gets chemo started, and when she has surgery in the future, she's going to need some help! I know she has a ton of supportive friends, so we'll post some ways to help in this site as soon as we figure out what those needs are as well.