My pal with ovarian cancer?
Doesn't have cancer at all, thanks be to Frog.
Turns out what she had is some sort of crazy rare benign growth that thankfully didn't contain hair and teeth but is related to that sort of germ cell tumor. She's good.
She's been off Ovarex for a few days now and is feeling much better.
Her family got a little snitty, calling this a "scare" and an "over-reaction", but my feeling is this: when the docs are united in putting a young patient on what's normally a salvage drug for ovarian CA, *they're* pretty damned scared.
She looks like a cross between one of the Desperate Housewives and Skeletor, ie, skinny and absolutely no ass, but is no longer sort of...flat. It's amazing what that 20% difference in "You might live five years" to "You will live five years" will do for a girl's mood. Plus, all her hair has not quite fallen out yet, so she's leaving it.
Thanks to all who sent good wishes and advice and email and hats. I think the general outpouring of goodness had a lot to do with this.