I'm 25 and have been suffering with bloating and stomach pain for a while, after many blood tests and scans, I've got a Dysgerminoma which is a rare form of ovarian cancer. Which is contained in my left ovary that has grown huge. They're going to operate in a few weeks and remove it and take biopsies. If it hasn't spread that will be all the treatment I need but will just have check ups. If it has spread I'll have to have chemo but not an aggressive type. Really hope it won't come to that. The doctor said it's an excellent success rate so hopefully be fine. its just really scary and also the fact they've been telling me I've got ibs since October I wonder whether it's been this all along.
I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis but I'm glad that surgery is an option and that the doctor has informed you that there is an excellent success rate when treating this type of cancer. Many members will understand how scary it can be to find out about a cancer diagnosis, especially after being told it may have been something else to begin with, and hopefully some of them will be along soon to offer their support and advice.
Do you have a date for your surgery? I hope you don't have too long to wait and that the cancer hasn't spread so you won't need any more treatment.
Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator
I'm sorry to hear this news, you seem like you are being very positive and optimistic. It sounds like you are in for a bumpy ride. Keep talking as it's still not nice to have cancer. It's still a big deal for you even so.
I hope your surgery goes smoothly and that it's removed with clear margins.
I too had mine removed in July and, went through egg harvesting and then had 3 cycles of BEP Chemo from August. I haven't found anyone with a similar story either. I've just been given the all clear in December with checkups every three months from now on. It's hard to not worry it is going to come back though.