Ingrid Copperman

In June 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer following a hysterectomy for a borderline ovarian cyst.

I had my first round of chemo in August-December 2016 at the end of which, I was no evidence of disease (NED). This was shortlived as a routine 3-monthly scan showed a recurrence and in March-July 2017, I underwent my second round of chemo, again NED at the end of it. I had a bit longer until the next recurrence and started a third round of chemo in March-June 2018. After an unsuccessful trial of the PARP inhibitor, Niraparib, I am about to commence my fourth round of chemo in September 2018.

Amongst the doom and gloom of so much treatment, I have many things to look forward to, including the challenge of treading the catwalk in March 2019, at the Touch of Teal Tea with Ovacome!

Ingrid Copperman