IAmA two time rare-cancer survivor. AMA!
On April 15, 2010 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A month or so earlier, I had taken a positive pregnancy test. After having routine tests done, it was decided that I had an eptopic pregnancy and went in for surgery to have it removed. When I woke up, I was told that I was in fact never pregnant, but instead I had a germ cell tumor covering my left ovary. My body had believed that I was pregnant and was producing the HCG hormone which lead to the false positive on the test. After going through chemotherapy, I was fine. On August 9, 2011, after a routine CT that showed a mass, I had a rhabdomyosarcoma/ euwings sarcoma removed from my intestine area. Since I was 19 years old, and rhabdomyosarcomas show up in children, I was considered a rare case and had to add doctors to my already long list. I received chemotherapy and am now in remission after facing only a 40% survival rate. I can tell you anything I know about the medical side to the story, along with the emotional. Ask me anything!
These are some pictures I have from chemo. My SO has some of me in the hospital that I can get whenever he wakes up. I also have documents that I can upload.