Girl Who Was Diagnosed With Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer Revealed One Subtle Symptom Of The Disease She Ignored

Date August 7, 2018 17:22

We tend to see ovarian cancer as a major problem affecting mostly middle-aged and older women, but, although rarely, teenage girls may also get develop this disease. An Ohio girl is one of these few teens, and she decided to share her story to make others more aware of lesser-known symptoms of the disease and inspire her fellow cancer patients to keep fighting.

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Caly's heartbreaking diagnosis, and the one symptom she missed

Caly Bevier was 15 when one day, she felt really unwell. She was vomiting, and her stomach was bloated. At such an age, these symptoms may suggest pregnancy, and that’s what Caly’s doctor first thought. But when the girl explained that it’s not possible, her doctors had to look into another potential cause of her symptoms: ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, that’s what it turned out to be.

Caly was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer which had already progressed to stage 3. Like other forms of ovarian cancer, it rarely produces symptoms until the tumor grows quite large and starts to press on other organs.

In an interview with People, the teen revealed there was a sign that something was wrong, but it just didn’t bother her all that much:

I had a lump growing in my stomach for a year and I just ignored it. I didn’t really think anything of it because it wasn’t a problem.

According to the Mayo Clinic, other signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include the following:

  • feeling bloated and feeling quickly full during meals;
  • discomfort in the pelvic area;
  • constipation;
  • needing to pee more often;
  • weight loss.

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Caly's life-changing realization, and how she inspires others

Now, back to Caly’s story. The girl underwent 21 chemo infusions and had her left ovary and fallopian tube removed. She is in remission now.

While she was undergoing treatment, Caly found her silver lining: she realized what she wants to do with her life.

The girl has always loved singing, and she sang a benefit concert for her fellow cancer patient in her home state. Her inspiring performance landed her on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. After that, Caly competed on America’s Got Talent and reached the semi-final round.

Caly’s story and amazing voice inspired millions across the country. In the interview with People, she said:

I want to make people aware of cancer through my music. I tell my story to inspire other people to want to keep fighting and live their life to the fullest.

Caly is making progress in her singing career, and we wish her to reach all her goals. With that courage and determination, she can achieve whatever she wants, that’s for sure!

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