Julie, a breast cancer survivor, explains why she was angry with herself when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Because I think I allowed my desire for children to precede my own desire to live, and I didn’t. I don’t know that I weighed, one, I don’t think I was fully informed that ovarian cancer statistics are not like breast cancer statistics, and this is by no means belittling breast cancer or anyone who has passed away from that. But ovarian cancer is diagnosed generally late stage, people don’t survive. I kind of wish, and I said this to my doctors too. 'I wish you had told me.' You know, you go on a website and look for ovarian cancer statistics, and they’re not so good, and so I think I wish I would have taken that more to heart and not been so focused on having that child and thought more of, "I could adopt, I could just. . ." that I couldn’t maybe not ever have gone through that again and be in the situation I am in now.
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