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Btrcup
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Hello, I am familiar with the ACS discussion boards. My husband was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2004. Sadly, he passed away in 2005. I found alot of support and helpful information here.

The reason I am here today is I just found out a friend of mine's daughter is being treated with chemo for ovarian cancer! I didn't even know a child of this age can get this cancer. I have an 11 year old daughter who just started her period and it scares me to even think about this. Is this common?

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mom2greatkids
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I have a friend who works at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN. She said they have had 2 or 3 teenagers with ovarian cancer this year. There is one lady on here whose 5 yr. old daughter is being treated for it. Unreal! Fortunately, I think it is rare. Will be praying for your friend's daughter.

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mom2greatkids
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I am so sorry about your husband. My husband died from a massive heart attack in April 2010. It was completely unexpected. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May of this year. I still feel completely lost without him.

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Radioactive34
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When I got diagnosed I read most studies I could get a hold of. This cancer does not necesarily have an age group. From what I understood if you had an ovary and were of child bearing years you were more at risk for it. Though there were some really young children that had it.

I have a niece who has been spotting abnormally for months and has some pelvic pain. I keep telling her to go to the doctor. She has not gone...even with my diagnosis. I pray it is nothing.

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Radioactive34
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When I got diagnosed I read most studies I could get a hold of. This cancer does not necesarily have an age group. From what I understood if you had an ovary and were of child bearing years you were more at risk for it. Though there were some really young children that had it.

I have a niece who has been spotting abnormally for months and has some pelvic pain. I keep telling her to go to the doctor. She has not gone...even with my diagnosis. I pray it is nothing.

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jbeans888
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It is not common, but it can happen. Read an article that a 5 yr old was dx with stage 2 ovarian cancer. Make sure you daughter knows the signs and symptoms

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jbeans888
Posts: 313
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It is not common, but it can happen. Read an article that a 5 yr old was dx with stage 2 ovarian cancer. Make sure you daughter knows the signs and symptoms

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