Hello My name is Gabe, and I was 16 when I found out found out I had cancer. It started at the beggining of last christmas break (2009). I came home from my last day of high school finals and took a nap when I woke up I was in unbearable pain. I ended up going to the hospital to find out I had appendicitis, they took me in to remove it and afterwards said that I had what they thaught was a complex ovarian cyst caused by the appendicits and that it should go away though they seemed a little antsy. I was told to follow up though… and when I did I found out that I actually had a stage one Epithelial tumor of the ovary (I had been having bloating and urinary issues as well). I recently had a salpingo-oophorectomy and am feeling better. Hoping I won’t have to go through chemo and that it will not rcurr in the left ovary. I’d loved to talk to anyone going though something similar. I am told it isn’t really considered a teen cancer but that it can occur in teens.
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