My name is Carrie and I wanted to share my type of cancer because I think it’s important to raise awareness. I am a survivor of gestational trophoblastic disease/choriocarcinoma, an endometrial cancer or what they call a womb cancer. I was diagnosed in February of 2014, 27 weeks ago. Now for everyone that doesn’t speak doctor. My cancer was caused by a hydatidiform mole. That is a tumor that develops in the uterus due to the presence of an extra set of male chromosomes in the fertilized egg. Due to this extra set of chromosomes, a growing mass of cysts forms in place of the placenta.
Molar pregnancies can be of two types, partial and complete. I was 19 when I had my first molar pregnancy. Now I fall into the 1 percent. After suffering from partial molar pregnancy, I had a complete molar pregnancy.
It led to serious complications, which include a rare form of cancer. They did not remove all the tissue , therefore, my choriocarcinoma grew. Also, on top of all of it, I suffer from a thickened endometrium from having too much estrogen. My last chemotherapy was on Thursday and I’m so extremely happy. I have to wait a year to try to get pregnant. I am suffering with infertility issues; my chance is slim to none. So that’s my cancer background .
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.