Young survivors

Talk with other young survivors about issues unique to youth.



  • 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 ...

IUD & cancer related?

  • By ringolina · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 14 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 ...

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 ...

Surgical consult today -- surgery upcoming

  • By tnh9479 · New reply June 11, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • We had an appt with the pediatric surgeon today. He said after reviewing her ultrasounds and MRI, that yes my four year old daughter does have multiple small cysts on her remaining ovary. He feels they ...

MRI today and surgical consult on Monday

  • By tnh9479 · New reply June 6, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • My 4 y/o daughter has an MRI today after two ultrasounds a month apart showed a slightly growing cyst on her remaining ovary. The oncologist told me to schedule her a surgical consult because he feels ...

Losing one ovary and resulted to ovarian cancer (Stage 1-A) cannot be pregn

  • By danzkie · New reply April 21, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I am a young survivor of Ovarian Cancer. i lost one ovary , and I want to know if theres still a possibility that in the future or someday I can get pregnant ...

infertile ovarian cancer survivors out there?

  • By lgetya · New reply April 11, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I was diagnosed and treated at age 30. (6 years ago) Single, no children, infertile (no ovaries) Is there ANYone out there with these same problems? I have been searching for a sister who know's what ...

15 year survivor celebration

  • By ariege623 · New reply March 14, 2013
  • 28 replies
  • Hi! My name is Alyssa and I am 20 years old. In March of 1998 I was five years old and diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After surgery and radiation, I was declared cancer free and this year I am celebrating ...

vein shrinking after chemo... was it also for you?

  • By psa2012 · New reply March 9, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • as days go by i observed my veins are getting thinner and thinner. everytime my blood is drawn it takes 3 times to poke me before they get the right vein. i am nt scared but lately its been an issue to ...

Doxil Long Term

  • By cocopty · New reply February 26, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Does anyone know what the long term side effects of Doxil are? I am recieving treatment in Panama and they didn't discuss them with me before I started treatment. I am a bit concerned ...

i got a question

  • By goonsgurl · New reply February 21, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • I am alittle bit confussed before i had gone through my surgery i had been getting these spots on my skin mainly my shoulder area after i was told that they would start to go away but now i have it on ...

In the clear but people still act oddly around me

  • By Cola · New reply January 29, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Hello everyone, Sorry about the length. Only a short while ago I was told that my chemo worked, at that I feel I should have been happy. Even though I didn't feel elated by the news I pretended to be ...

I have a friend that needs help

  • By sdcindy · New reply January 23, 2013
  • 30 replies
  • Hi all of you wonderful survivors!!...My name is Cindy Silver...I'm a 2 year....Stage 4 survivor...and have become close to a young woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 22 ...she had a complete ...

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