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Posted by Natalie on November 09, 2000 at 08:13:04:

In Reply to: I'm 17 and I have Ovarian Cancer posted by Sara on November 08, 2000 at 18:57:40:

: Hi, My name is Sara and I'm from upstate NY. In May of 200, I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer after
: the removal of two ovarian cysts (1 in April '99 and 1 in May '00.) I have now finished with all my
: chemotherapy which was done in Boston at the Dana Farber (a wonderful institution.)
: My treatment included Bleomycin, Etoposide (VP16) and Cisplatin.
: I was curious to know if anyone else around my age has experience ovarian cancer, as I know it is more
: common in older women. Please respond on the message board or you can e-mail me! thank you very
: much, Sara

Sara,
I am very surprised to hear of someone your age having Ovarian cancer. You are right, it mainly hits older
women. My mother (64) has Ovarian cancer and has been battling it for three years now.

What stage were you diagnosed? I am sure you will overcome this monster! Perhaps this it a life's lesson,
one that will make you a better and stronger person.

Keep in touch. God Bless

Natalie

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