I was diagnosed at 17 with borderline Stage 4. I, too, had your typical symptoms: big belly, backaches, pain in abdomen, etc. Went through surgery and chemo (taxol and cisplatin) then after a break, went on HRT which made my cancer come back malignant. Boo. We couldn’t afford a bone and marrow transplant so my amazing doctor recommended we go in again and clean-up all the tumors that spread and get aggressive with chemo. Hoorah! We won! My battle went on for 4 years; 17 years old ‘til I was 21. During that time, I also lost my 21-year old brother to epilepsy. Boo again.
But, 16+ years later, I’m still healthy! We’ve adopted 3 children and it’s been great! I’ve still got my uterus but decided not to risk carrying a child. I hate that I’m going through menopause at such a young age, but hey, it could be worse! Good luck to all you warrior women out there!