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Under 30 Ovarian Cancer...

jenigliori
Posts: 3
Joined: Jul 2002

I am looking for someone who is around my age who has had Ovarian Cancer to chat with. I had a hysterectomy when I was 23 and with all the scares about HRT I would like to talk with someone. Please email even if you just want to talk a little about your experience.

Thanks..

Nina
Posts: 1
Joined: Jan 2003

Hi..I read your message and like you, at age 23 I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. I had a total hysterectomy at the age of 23, I am divorced with no children and will never have any. I was okay with that at first but here lately I have found myself really setting into a depression. I am on HRT and I have also heard so many things that I am totally confused about it. It would be great if I found someone with my sames problems to chat oe e-mail with

daisy39
Posts: 2
Joined: Mar 2003

Hello!! I was 20 and pregnant when I had ovarian cancer.I had hysterectomy at 20 also.I have been taking premarin for about 10 years now and have been thinking about asking my doctor if I should continue it.You have so many things happen when you dont take it also.Hot flashes,dryness,dry hair & skin,etc... It is really confusing!!!I do stop taking it for about a few months and start back again.

Melissa557
Posts: 3
Joined: Mar 2003

Hi, I just recently turned 20 and I underwent a laporotomy a month ago to remove a large low grade malignancy (borderline) tumor that originated on my left ovary. They ended up removing my left ovary and scraped malignant growths off my right one. They also found a small malignant growth in the cul-de-sac, technically making my cancer a stage II. Granted, my cancer is not carcinoma and I was told this is not life threatening, but I am scared and angry all the same. I was told I have a 20-30% chance of this returning, and I am worried about staying healthy and cancer free long enough to have children in 10 years or so. And I still have tons of questions about my condition that I was wondering if any of you had the answers to. Like, would any of this cause complications during a future pregnancy? Are there any treatments at all that I can look for? (I was told that chemo and radiation simply won't work on my low malignancy slow growing cancer. They told me all I can do is wait and watch in case it comes back.) Should I consider getting my eggs harvested while I still have a healthy ovary left? And does my borderline cancer have any chance of "turning into" or developing into carcinoma? Am I more prone to getting carcinoma in the future?
If any of you would like to e-mail me to start an on-going conversation, I would be incredibly greatful. I just want people to talk to who have gone through similar situations. Thanks so much.
fallenangel444@hotmail.com

MARIAK507
Posts: 3
Joined: Oct 2011

ARE CASES OF THE CANCER WERE QUITE SIMILAR ACCEPT I LOST BOTH MY OVARYS . I WAS 29 AT THE TIME AND MY BIGGEST REGREAT WAS NOT HAVING CHILDREN BEFORE THIS HAPPENED . NOW I AM GOING TO BE CHILDLESS FOR THE END OF TIME. I WOULD REALLY TALK TO SOME ONE IN THE FERTILITY CLINIC JUST IN CASE. SEE WHAT OPTIONS U HAVE FOR THE FUTURE . I WASNT FINANCIAL SECURED TO FREEZE MY EGGS OR ANY THING LIKE THAT AND THIS HAS BEEN MY BIGGEST ISSUE IN LIFE NOT HAVING CHILDREN I WISH IT ON NO ONE ELES. BECAUSE U NEVER KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS. IF U WANNA CHAT JUST EMAIL ME MARIAK507@MSN.COM . I DONT KNOW WHENRE U LIVE OR WHAT MEDICAL FACILITYS U HAVE ACCESS TO I LIVE IN ROCHESTER MN HAD ONE OF THE BEST ONCOLGY GYNO DOCTOR . HE DID A FEW OF MY SURGERUS AND I THINK WITH OUT HIM ALOT WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER SEEN . DR CLIBY AT THE MAYO CLINIC. WISH YOU ALL THE BEST

MARIAK507
Posts: 3
Joined: Oct 2011

HI IREAD YOUR POST AND I ALSO HAD AN OOPHARECTOMY AT AGE 29 FOR OVARIAN CANCER . I SEE YOUR POST WAS A FEW YEARS AGO . IM WONDERING HOW U ARE DOING WITH THE DEPRESION AND CHILDLESS FACTOR .ITS BEEN 5 YEARS FOR ME AND I AM STRUGGLING TO COME TO ERMS OF NOT HAVING CHILDREN AND DEPRESSION HAS GOTTEN THE BEST OF ME. I HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH U HOPE TO HEAR BACK FROM U TAKE CARE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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jbeans888
Posts: 313
Joined: Mar 2011

This year I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, at age 31. At the time of diagnosis I was planning my wedding and after that we wanted to have kids. This disease took that away from my fiancee and I since I needed a full hysterectomy. It is very hard at times because I think of the what if's and not being able to have biological children. If anybody wants to talk I am more than willing. My email is jbeans888@hotmail.com you can find me on facebook with that email address