Any other ladies here with PCOS?

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ibcaree
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Any other ladies here with PCOS?

Postby ibcaree » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:37 pm

I'm attempting to conduct some research and wanted to see if there were any other ladies here on the board with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Myself and a fellow colon club member have way too many things in common such as we both have PCOS, had/have infertility issues, took infertility meds such as Clomid, we are both 34, have stage III colorectal cancer..you get the point.

So..I'm curious to see if there are others out there like us. I'm wondering if there is a link with PCOS and the infertility drugs.

Thanks!
Diagnosed with Rectal Sigmoid Colon Cancer at age 33 11/11/08
Colon Resection Surgery 12/15/08
Stage IIIB; 4/18 lymph nodes affected
5FU 1/28/09 (12 treatments over 6 mos)
Mom to two boys age 15 and 12, and a beautiful post cancer baby girl aged 3 years!
Age: 44
NED as of July 09!!
"God can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing. All you need is faith." Joel 2:25

Annb
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Re: Any other ladies here with PCOS?

Postby Annb » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:32 pm

Yep, me too. PCOS, clomid, stage IV colon cancer metastasized to the ovary.
Annb
3/06 DCIS breast cancer
3/08 Dx CC at age 52
Stage IV (or was it IIB?...that is the question), met to right ovary, 0/16 nodes.
Right hemi, hysterectomy.
FOLFOX 5/28/08 until 11/12/08.
Married, 3 children 29, 27, 22
NED

babybear
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Re: Any other ladies here with PCOS?

Postby babybear » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:44 am

I do not have PCOS, but have uterine fibroids and did IVF to get pregnant. I was on injectable Gonal F and Menopur before egg retrieval. I was diagnosed at stage IV 2 months after giving birth to my son. I believe that the high estrogen levels may contribute to the growth of the tumors.
3 Liver tumors found during 8th month of pregnancy in Nov 2008-thought to be benign
MRI 7 weeks post c-section showed many bilobar liver tumors
Biopsy showed adenocarcinoma colorectal origin
Diagnosed Stage IV-2/20/09
Neoadjuvant FOLFOX w/avastin-3/5/09

ibcaree
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:12 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: Any other ladies here with PCOS?

Postby ibcaree » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:27 pm

Annb - If you don't mind me asking, when were you diagnosed with pcos? Did you ever take Metformin?

babybear - Interesting. Most of us with pcos have estrogen levels that are too high. Thank you for posting.

I've done a little more research and found a few medical articles discussing a link between insulin resistance (which is common with pcos) and colon cancer.

If there are any others out there let us know.

Thanks!
Diagnosed with Rectal Sigmoid Colon Cancer at age 33 11/11/08
Colon Resection Surgery 12/15/08
Stage IIIB; 4/18 lymph nodes affected
5FU 1/28/09 (12 treatments over 6 mos)
Mom to two boys age 15 and 12, and a beautiful post cancer baby girl aged 3 years!
Age: 44
NED as of July 09!!
"God can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing. All you need is faith." Joel 2:25

Annb
Posts: 79
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:29 pm

Re: Any other ladies here with PCOS?

Postby Annb » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:17 pm

No, I never took Metformin. Did take one round of Clomid to get pregnant with my first child. After that the condition seemed to resolve. I never took birth control. I did take natural progesterone. In addition to colon cancer I also had DCIS breast cancer.
Annb
3/06 DCIS breast cancer
3/08 Dx CC at age 52
Stage IV (or was it IIB?...that is the question), met to right ovary, 0/16 nodes.
Right hemi, hysterectomy.
FOLFOX 5/28/08 until 11/12/08.
Married, 3 children 29, 27, 22
NED

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grammyto4
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Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:33 pm
Location: Lake Eufaula OK

Re: Any other ladies here with PCOS?

Postby grammyto4 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:40 pm

Carrie -

You go, girl! Nope, I have none of these conditions - but I am so proud of you for researching! Keep it up - answers are good for all of us.
Talk to you soon -

Tina
Age 49 Dx 1-07 Perm colostomy
Stage 3C 17/19 LN+
Folfox x 4 31 rad tx c Xeloda 4 tx Oxi & Xeloda; tx comp 12-07

4-09 recurrance in abd; sacral
8-09 Approved for HIPEC (unable to complete HIPEC)
12-09 Folfiri x 12 add Avastin 3rd tx
12-09 Cyberknife


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