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23-year-old woman shows what cancer really looks like

How Ovarian Cancer Can Change Your Body: Viral Photo Shows How Ovarian Cancer Can Change Your Body, Cheyann Shaw.Viral Photo Shows How Ovarian Cancer Can Change Your Body, Cheyann Shaw.

A few months ago, Cheyann Shaw was like any other 20-something woman, excitedly planning her wedding while pursuing her career as a fitness blogger in Seattle. She worked hard to inspire other woman to get active and strong. Today, the 23-year-old’s mission has changed slightly, but her message remains the same.

In August, Shaw was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when her OB-GYN discovered a lump located above her pubic area. Her doctor originally thought it was an ovarian cyst, but spotted the cancer during surgery.

Following the initial surgery, Shaw was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer and was scheduled for more serious surgeries a couple months later. In October, doctors removed her spleen, appendix and part of her colon and bladder. She also underwent a hysterectomy.

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