Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss, and possible bowel obstruction. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, and tiredness. Crohn's disease is caused by a combination of environmental, immune and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. It results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.
I was diagnosed with an immature teratoma, also known as Malignant Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor (MOGCT) in December 2010. It is a rare type of ovarian cancer which has been surgically removed. I have to take a chemotherapy regimen called bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin (BEP) to kill remaining cancer cells. This is a video blog of my experiences.