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17-Year-Old Ovarian Cancer Survivor Explains The Important Symptom She Ignored

Being on top of your health is extremely important. A lot of the time, if people feel a little off or not themselves they tend to shrug it off. Only if the symptoms get progressively worse do they decide to go to the doctor.

For 17-year-old Caly Bevier, the fact that there was a lump growing inside of her stomach didn’t seem like such a big deal at the time. She just carried on with her days, thinking nothing really of the growing lump.

Then in 2015, Caly had just gotten back from a family vacation in Orlando when she and her mom noticed that something was really wrong. Her stomach was bloated more than ever and she was continuously vomiting. She felt awful.

They finally decided to go see a doctor, who believed that the then 15-year-old had probably gotten pregnant.

Bevier tells PEOPLE “She (the doctor) said the only other thing it could be is a tumor on your ovaries…”

Bevier said they came to a grim realization then: “That’s what it has to be then.” They quickly learned that the competitive cheerleader had cancer.

The high school sophomore from Bowling Green, Ohio had a 5-pound tumor and a rare form of Stage 3 ovarian cancer.

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