Why did I get a disease that usually hits Caucasian women from 60-64? I am only 32

mcarter32
mcarter32 Member Posts: 3
edited June 2011 in Ovarian Cancer #1
I am 32 and I was 31 when I was diagnosed with a cancer that is common in Caucasian white females between the age of 60-64. I am 32 African American female. What happened???

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  • Mwee
    Mwee Member Posts: 1,338
    Wecome
    As always, I'm sorry that we had to meet this way. You have asked the 64 million dollar question. Why have any of us gotten OVCA? Some of us have family histories, but that only makes it more likely that we could be diagnosed. My husband asked my doctor this very question and he said that if he had an answer for him, they would name the hospital after him.
    (((HUGS))) Maria
  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,379 Member
    So Young
    Wow, 32 is so young for this disease, even for a caucasian. So sorry you drew the short straw. Genetics undoubtedly played a role. But there are other things that put individuals at risk for this disease. The book Anti-cancer discusses a number of the contributors and it contains useful information for any cancer survivor.
  • kikz
    kikz Member Posts: 1,345 Member
    Tethys41 said:

    So Young
    Wow, 32 is so young for this disease, even for a caucasian. So sorry you drew the short straw. Genetics undoubtedly played a role. But there are other things that put individuals at risk for this disease. The book Anti-cancer discusses a number of the contributors and it contains useful information for any cancer survivor.

    From what I have read
    the median age is 63. That means half of the women are under that age and half are over. Ovatian cancer does not seem to discrimate. It goes after all women.

    Karen
  • Chemo_Princess
    Chemo_Princess Member Posts: 105
    age
    I was diagnosed at age 30. My ovca is not genetic, just random bad luck.
    Best wishes to you.
  • jbeans888
    jbeans888 Member Posts: 313
    Me too
    I was diagonesd in Feb, age 31. I had genetic testing and it was negative. It's just bad luck. But feel free to complain or ask questions that what this board is for