Young survivors

Talk with other young survivors about issues unique to youth.


Nervous about my blood work next week :(

  • By aggieang · New reply May 17, 2015
  • 13 replies
  • Hey ladies! I've been feeling pretty down and nervous lately about next week :( April 11th will mark one year since I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer (stage 1a grade 2 mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer ...

yolk sac or germ cell ovarian cancer?

  • By swks1982 · New reply April 29, 2015
  • 4 replies
  • Looking for those with my type of ovarian cancer ...

26 and at my 5 year mark. Worried about the future.

PattyLee (Inactive)
  • By PattyLee (Inactive) · New reply April 29, 2015
  • 4 replies
  • I am 26 and I have just reached my 5 year mark of being cancer free. My gync oncogist and regular gynecologist are stressing the importance of having a hysterectomy, sooner rather than later. I realize ...

Young Ovarian CA Survivor- In-Vitro?

  • By mallarym · New reply April 27, 2015
  • 6 replies · Photos
  • Hello, I had a bi-lateral oophorectomy at age 20 (removal of both ovaries), but I still have my uterus. I was wondering if anyone else had both ovaries removed and tried/succeeded with in-vitro ...

Support Ovarian Cancer Survivor: Missy Marrs

  • By Dadof2 · New reply March 15, 2015
  • 44 replies
  • I'm extremely proud to announce my wife, Missy Marrs, has been nominated to take part in the 141st Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade (the day prior to the KY Derby). This is exciting for us as this year’s ...

Looking to connect with other young ovarian cancer survivors

  • By oreolie53 · New reply November 10, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • Hi all, I was diagnosed with an ovarian tumor (borderline mucinous micro-invasive) and underwent surgery twice to remove my left ovary and make sure it didn't spread elsewhere. I was 26 years old, a doctoral ...

Young Survivors - we need your help

  • By ASilberman · New reply September 25, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 70,000 young adults (defined as between the ages of 15 and 39) are diagnosed with cancer each year. There are unique set of challenges young adult patients ...

low grade serrous carcinoma

  • By delisdn59 · New reply August 23, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Looking for survival rate and new info on this type of cancer. My daughter had had for 3 years ...

IUD & cancer related?

  • By ringolina · New reply May 18, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • I'm curious if any one else on the younger side had the Mirina IUD? It stopped my periods & the DRs reassured me it was fine. After I had ovarian cancer, I saw a commercial on TV that said it may cause ...

Ovarian cancer

Sassy34 (Inactive)
  • By Sassy34 (Inactive) · New reply May 15, 2014
  • 3 replies · Photos
  • What is fertility preservation and what are the costs of fertility preservation ...

How much can inflammation effect CA125 results?

  • By abagtha · New reply May 13, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Hi All, I recently had my follow up scans and all came back clear. however, my CA125 rose from 8.1 to 11.1. Onc didn't say anything about it and didn't seem to be worried, but of course it makes me a ...


  • By vernette · New reply February 21, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • I'm 20 years of age i was diagnosed with ovarian cancer a day after i turned 18. I lost both my ovaries in the process. Last week Thursday, the Doctor confirmed that I'm clean and that i no longer have ...

Throbbing pain still after hysterectomy

  • By johanna0309 · New reply February 15, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I had a radical hysterectomy in Dec 2012 following by 6 rounds of chemo for stage 2c ovca. I am 36 yrs old and otherwise in great shape. I still have throbbing pain where my left ovary was. I have had ...

Younger Women with OVCA

  • By cocopty · New reply February 2, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • My friends and I have started a Facebook group for young survivors. The Fashionably Fresh Millennial Teal Awareness Campaign is a campaign that we just started to promote awareness through fashion and ...

Basketball Sized Cyst

  • By courtscott97 · New reply November 11, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • Honestly, I have no reason to be writing this. I simply just wanted to put my story out there just because I would like a little support and maybe one day someone will find this article and it could help ...

A young survivor story

  • By Maska73 · New reply November 9, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Ovarian Cancer Canada had a fundraiser in September - The Expedition of Hope - a climb of Mt Kilimanjaro (sp). One of the couples on this expedition was a young OVCA survivor. The story below is written ...

Mass in chest after having ovarian cancer...

  • By MandiW · New reply October 24, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • I was diagnosed with Metastatic Ovarian Cancer in February of 2013 at the age of 22, I am now 23. I was labeled as in remission in June 2015 after surgery where I lost both ovaries and then went through ...

I'm new to this site

  • By bpruitt08 · New reply August 24, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Hello everyone. I am new to this site, but I'm a survivor I'm only 28 and I have been cancer free for 5 years. My story on how they eventually found the cancer is really weird. I'll be posting that later ...

Please help...I'm 24 years old

  • By screambefree · New reply August 14, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Hello everything, I am hoping that some of you experienced with these ovarian issues can help me decide on what to do next. I've had problems ever since my daughter was born 2 years ago. Amongst these ...

Birth control after borderline tumor???

  • By hnrobinson10 · New reply June 20, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • I just got done with getting my borderline tumor removed about 2weeks ago. Went in for my checkup today & was told that I couldn't get pregnant for 6months to a year. Which was perfectly fine. So she ...

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