Cancer… a terrifying word to many people. After losing both of my parents to cancer, I am one of those people. To face cancer again through my friend, Susan Evans, who had ovarian cancer, brought those fears to the surface after many years. Yet, it was different with Sue for a few reasons. First, those [...]
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How did I end up at 44 diagnosed with stage IV ovarian, peritoneal, endometrial cancers: all primary, what I call a trifecta? I had debulking surgery followed by continual chemotherapy and now 4 years later I have tried 21 different chemo protocol combos to keep the cancer stable. My message to you is simple, listen [...]
I was diagnosed with womb cancer (also known as uterine cancer, or endometrial cancer) on 23rd Dec 2009. I had a hysterectomy in late Jan 2010 and started my chemotherapy 4 weeks later and followed that with 5 weeks of external radiotherapy. My treatment ended in July 2010, 1 week before my 47th Birthday. To [...]
Hello everyone! Last August the story I submitted was put as a highlight story called "38 Years Old and Diagnosed with Stage 4 Cervical Cancer." We have appreciated all the support the Globe-athon organization has given us. Even by putting our story out for a second time reminds my mom of support she has both [...]
Hi, my name is Kathy, and I am a 33-year-old uterine cancer survivor living in Vernon, Texas. This is my story. About 10 years ago, I was in a car accident. Thankfully I was able to walk away, but the ER doctor told me to not ever expect to have children. I didn't take it too seriously. But I [...]
I am 35 years old, I have a beautiful 17 year old daughter and a handsome 11 year old son. We currently live in Jacksonville, FL and we love living the salt life. I started experiencing abnormal pap smears after I gave birth to my daughter. I suffered from heavy periods and it would last for weeks at [...]
My ovarian cancer story revolves around my amazing mother, Nadine. Mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer on April 8, 2010 at the age of 52. She was an extremely active, health conscious woman, who took care of herself and made sure to have all the preventative care done to ensure she was in [...]
Fifteen years ago, I woke up in the middle of the night suffering from excruciating pain in my pelvic region. I sat up in bed, writhing in pain, sweating, and feeling very nauseas. My husband woke up and asked me if I wanted to go to the ER. I told him no. The pain lasted about [...]
As I look back on the past two years-the years when ovarian cancer changed my life, I can appreciate how lucky I am. Originally I was diagnosed with a swollen ankle-six months later the doctors determined that it was ovarian cancer. Needless to say my husband and I were both in shock, but not for [...]
My story began in June of 1998 when I was a typical 18 year old living life, spending time with my friends, attending college, busy working and having fun being a teen. I noticed I began to experience abdominal pain, bloating, loss of appetite and weight loss. As time passed instead of me getting better my symptoms got worse. [...]