Toddler diagnosed with rare stage three ovarian cancer receives clean bill of health



Though we continue to break new ground when it comes to finding a cure for cancer, many forms of the disease still stump doctors and experts alike.

Sadly, none are safe from this scourge. There are things we can do – or not do – to lessen the chance of getting it, but the sad truth is that even innocent children can fall victim.


Of course, even in the midst of despair there is always hope, and stories of cancer survivors who have beaten drastic odds inspire us all. McKenna Shea Xydias is one such survivor.


As per PEOPLE, the 2-year-old managed to defy a rare type of ovarian cancer. Now, her bravery is being praised.

McKenna was found to be suffering from an unusual form of ovarian cancer after doctors initially struggled to diagnose her. In the first instance, her paediatrician confused the symptoms, believing them to be related to digestive problems or trapped gas.