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19 years old, been in remission since I was 12.

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Joined: Jan 2011

Hello all.

I was diagnosed in November of 2003 with cancer of the ovaries - a granulosa cell tumor to be exact. I went through a few courses of chemo (four), lost my hair, and all of that stuff. And went into remission, luckily, in March of 2004. It wasn't a long battle, but it was hard. Especially since I was a kid. And now... I still feel... scarred by it, almost? There are days that I love to talk about it - that I want to get it out. And other days... I get angry when people mention it... almost like if they haven't been through it... I don't want to hear them talk about it. Because they don't understand what it's like. And ... it makes me feel awful.

Does anyone else experience this?

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Joined: Dec 2010

Hey Claire. I can't relate to everything you've gone through but I also went through a crappy period of dealing with everything cancer put me through. I recently came upon an organization that exclusively supports young adults like us. Their website is stupidcancer.com and they have a message board just for people our age. Hope you're doing well and stay strong! Lily

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Hi Sweetie it makes me so sad if someone so young must deal with this big C!!!!!
But you know God will always be at your side,and it is a good thing to talk about it.
I lost my sister with breast cancer a month after my operation with breast cancer and i was feeling so guilty because she was younger than me, and she have has this disease for 12years,for a year i did not want to hear the word cancer,i have put my fait in God and he help me through all of this.Yes you do want someone to talk with in the same situation as you,it make it easy to share feelings.I hope you get someone your age to share your feelings with,May God heal you,you are in my prayers!Lots of luv.

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