My sister Renee was diagnosed at age 49 with ovarian cancer, stage 3 C. Three months before she was diagnosed she told me she felt like she had the flu and was tired. She had taken the flu shot and was told her she should go to doctor. When she started having severe bloating in [...]
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Much like Globe-athon, Relay For Life events bring communities across the globe together to raise awareness about all cancers, including GYN cancers, and celebrate survivors. Relay For Life events are the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which uses the funds to invest in research for every type of cancer, including GYN cancers, and [...]
I was first diagnosed with early stages ovarian cancer in 1995 went through total hysterectomy and 6 month carboplatin. Fast forward almost 17 years to previous diagnosis and I am diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer with cancer in right pelvis, right lung, chest wall (bone) and base of spinal column. I went thru 8 [...]
Hi everyone! My name is Whitney Serpas, I am 22 years old and a resident of a small town near New Orleans. This post is about my journey of being the youngest patient my obgyn has seen with Endometrial Cancer. After having an immediate laperoscopy and D&C on January 13, 2014 I received the results on [...]
June 26, 2006, I left work early with extreme stomach and lower back pain. I tried a heating pad, I tried a bubble bath, until I finally reached a point where I knew with the amount of pain I was in, and something had to really be wrong. I had my boyfriend at the time, [...]
On the picture, you see a mother with a daughter. You may not know, you are also looking at a patient with her doctor. When I first heard of the news that my mother was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, i was shocked, even as a doctor. Never had I realized that the cancer could be [...]
Cancer is a word, not a sentence. ~John Diamond When someone is told that they have cancer, the whole world changes. Up is down, left is right, black is white. When women hear this diagnosis, numerous feelings and thoughts come flooding in. But, after letting those feelings and thoughts happen, one feeling rises over the [...]
We are pleased to share this story from Argentina's country captain Adriana Bermudez, MD in both English and Spanish. En español Terminé mi escuela secundaria cuando tenía 17 años. Era la mejor alumna de la clase así que to-das las materias me resultaban interesantes. Tenía que decidir lo que sería por el resto de mi vida, no [...]
In 2008, after twenty years of service with the New York City Police Department and ready to enjoy my retirement with my husband, I got the most unexpected shocking news. My doctor diagnosed me with stage IIB cervical cancer. What? I didn't have any symptoms!!! Where did it come from? How did I get it? So [...]
Cancer is a lonely road best traveled together! “Together” is the only word that comes to mind when I looked at my wife Susan as she confronted the daunting challenge of ovarian cancer. As her husband and soul mate for 40 years, I could not recall a good or bad time when we did not venture [...]