I didn't have ovarian cancer, I have uterine cancer which was directly caused by my obesity. I know first hand that weight loss (perhaps not necessarily exercise) would have prevented my cancer. Unfortunately, my obesity also prevented them from diagnosing it, so by the time they realized I was not exaggerating the amount of pain, it had spread into my lymph system. I'm in the second phase of radiation treatment right now - nearly an entire year of chemo and two types of radiation. My ovaries were healthy, but the size and aggressiveness of the tumors and invasion rate caused them to take my ovaries during surgery. I'm only 33. I have no kids and I never will be able to. Some people think that it's beating yourself up to state the truth about my weight causing my cancer, but I think it's stupid to avoid the fact. I want people to know, because I didn't.
- 1/27/2013 8:24:16 PM