Actress Dora Chrysikou spoke about her great adventure with ovarian cancer.
Invited to the show “All about our life”, Dora Chrysikou talked about her health adventure and what she went through.
“What happened in my case is that, because my doctor knew there was something there, we did a laparoscopic removal of one ovary and it was found on biopsy that I had serous ovarian cancer. And there I had to undergo the operation called a total hysterectomy, during which all the internal organs were removed: the uterus, the ovaries, the fallopian tubes and some additional ones that were necessary”.
“It is a painful operation. Apart from the incision, the big problem is that in essence, the woman enters an abrupt menopause. The aftereffects of the operation are very serious. Through this story I realized that I didn’t want to have a child and what I always say is that an unborn child saved my life. Of course if I wanted a child, I would do it in other ways, either by adopting or through a surrogate,” he said.
Afterwards and speaking about the removal of her organs, Dora Chrysikou wanted to send her own message of strength to all women who face similar problems, saying that “the fact that you have removed these organs should not deprive you of anything that you feel from your womanhood and nature. Because we are much more than five instruments”.
Dora Chrysikou: I was lucky, I found the disease early
“I was lucky because I found the disease early, before it had progressed… I was an extremely strong organism, I was very lucky in that too… I only had the hair loss and fatigue that comes with chemotherapy. Now I’m closing the cycle of drugs.”