Living in Fear


Respected Doctor,
I want to tell you about my problem that concerns the ovarian tumor I had when I was seventeen years old. At that time I went for open surgery and after that my doctor confirmed the reports of a tumor. They suggested I have three cycles of chemotherapy. After that I went for regular follow-ups for three years for blood tests. All my reports were normal and I had regular scans every three months for three years. All reports were normal, even today I got my ct scan and it’s report was normal.

Now I want to know what I should do so that I may not become a victim of this fatal disease in my life as well as have the fears in my mind concerning my one ovary that is removed. I am also worried that I will be unable to conceive after marriage. I hope you will try to understand my tense state of mind and I wish that you can guide me in the best manner. I await your reply.

Thanks, Everfresh


Last Updated: November 18, 2021
Dear Everfresh,

First of all, you should have regular follow-up visits with a medical professional skilled at treating a former gynecological cancer patient. Secondly, you should start charting with one of the natural family planning methods. This charting will give you clues to your fertility. It will be reassuring if you have regular cycles with plenty of slippery, clear, stretchy mucus at around the time of ovulation.

If it does not appear that you have reassuring charting, then you may want to see a Natural Family Planning Medical Consultant.

Best wishes,

George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

Answered By:

George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
President and Founder of Steno Institute and Medical Director of Culture of Life Family Services (COLFS), San Diego, is a Professional Member / Supporter of CANFP. Board certified in both family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Delgado received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis, and completed his residency at Santa Monica Hospital/UCLA. Dr. Delgado is a Natural Family Planning Medical Consultant, trained in NaProTechnology.

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